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Kyocera Ceramic Additive Manufacturing
by Kyocera, the Global Leader of Fine Ceramics

Kyocera International, Inc.’s Fine Ceramics Additive Manufacturing

Kyocera International, Inc.’s Fine Ceramics Group has ceramic additive manufacturing capabilities for printing Alumina and Zirconia, two common materials used in advanced ceramics. Products manufactured with this technology yield the same material characteristics as materials produced via more traditional technologies (HIP, CIP, Injection Molding, Press, etc.) yet allow for the creation of complex geometries and customized shapes, making them well-suited for a wide range of applications. In addition, no tooling is required, first samples can be manufactured quickly, and ramps to thousands of units per week can be achieved rapidly.

Alumina is a versatile ceramic material with high strength, stiffness, and wear resistance. Zirconia has high strength, toughness, and resistance to cracking, making it a good choice for applications where durability is important.

Kyocera’s CAM printed ceramic components are excellent solutions for engineers looking for precise pieces, with quick prototyping and mass scale production. With our Kyocera’s CAM printing technology you can achieve tight tolerances, small channels, composite shapes, and more. Discover the advanced ceramic additive manufacturing possibilities with Kyocera’s CAM below.

Sample Image 1 Alt Text: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Zirconia and Alumina Samples for Medical and Life Science Applications Small Sized Compared to a Penny 3D Printing Ceramics
Sample Image 2 Alt Text: Kyocera’s CAM Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Zirconia and Alumina Samples Kyocera 3D Printing Ceramics

Fine Ceramic 3D Printing Applications

  • Aerospace

  • Industrial

  • Medical &
    Life Sciences

  • Energy

  • Luxury

Manufactured in the USA

Kyocera’s CAM Fine Ceramic additive manufactured parts are made in the USA.
Kyocera’s CAM supports and accepts international 3D printing inquiries.

Benefits of Kyocera’s CAM

  • Complex Shapes Not Possible with Conventional Forming Technology

  • No

  • Short

  • Rapid Prototypes:
    Shortens Product Development Time

  • High Purity
    > 99.8%

    • Higher Thermal Conductivity
    • Lighter Weight/Lower Density
    • Lower Loss Tangent
    • Stronger Thermal Shock Resistance
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Electrical Insulators
  • Material Technology

    Oxide Ceramics

    Advanced ceramic materials have characteristics such as:

    • Corrosion Resistance
    • High Dielectric Strength
    • Low Thermal Expansion
    • High Hardness
  • Yttria

    • Higher Wear Resistance
    • Higher Tensile Strength/Toughness
    • Chemical inertness
    • Mirror-Smooth Finish
    • Resistance to Heat (Even Molten Metals)
    • Dental/Implantable

Alumina and Zirconia Additive Manufacturing Technical Data

Physical Property Unit Kyocera
Kyocera’s CAM
Zirconia YSZ
Kyocera’s CAM
Alumina 99.8
Density g/cm3 6.0 6.0 3.9 3.9
Water Absorption 0 0 0 0


Vickers Hardness HV9.807N GPa 12.3 12.3 17.2 16.2
Flexural Strength 3 P.B. MPa 1000 1000 480 460
Young's Modulus of Elasticity GPa 200 215 380 387
Poisson's Ratio 0.31 0.31 0.23 0.23
Fracture Toughness (SEPB) MPa√m 6.0 4.5 4.3 3.4


Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 40~400℃ x10-6/K 10.5 10.0 7.2 7.1
40~800℃ 11.0 11.0 8.0 8.0
Thermal Conductivity 20℃ W/(m・K) 3 3 32 32
Specific Heat Capacity J/(g・K) 0.46 0.46 0.79 0.78
Thermal Shock Temperature Difference (Put in Water, Relative Method) 300 150 180 150


Dielectric Strength kV/mm 11 11 15 17
Volume Resistivity 20℃ Ω・cm 1.0E+13 1.5E+12 >1.0E+14 >1.0E+14
300℃ Ω・cm 1.0E+06 8.3E+06 1.0E+13 2.5E+13
500℃ Ω・cm 1.0E+03 8.8E+06 1.0E+10 5.8E+10
Dielectric Constant(1MHz) 33.0 33.7 9.9 9.9
Dielectric Loss Tangent (1MHz) ×10-4 16 17 1 <1
Sample Image Alt Text: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Zirconia and Alumina Samples 3D Printing Ceramics Black and White

Services Available

  • 3D Design & Modeling w/CAD
  • Structural & Flow Analyses FEA / CFD
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis
  • Multi-Axis Computer Aided Machining

If you can imagine it,
we can print it!

Sample Image Alt Text: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Zirconia and Alumina Samples 3D Printing Ceramics
  • Designs:

    • Complex Surfaces
    • Internal Features
    • Curved Holes
    • Threads
    • Textures
  • Embossing
    /Debossing Text:

    • Serial Numbers
    • Graphics
    • Logos
    • Names
    • Personalization
  • Movable components:

    • Valves
    • Hinges
    • Bearings


Material: Alumina, Zirconia
Maximum Sintered/Finished Size:
400 × 110 × 50 mm
Tolerance(as-fired): +/- 0.100 mm or
+/- 1% for dimensions over 10mm
Wall Thickness: 0.25 – 10.00 mm

Sample Image Alt Text: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Zirconia and Alumina Samples 3D Printing Ceramics Complex Geometries Tube Cylinder Feedthrough Shape

Rapid Prototypes & High-Volume Production

Our 3D printing rapid prototyping allows for an easy transition to high volume production. Request for Quotes (RFQ) must include: 3D CAD file(s) or a 2D Drawing, expected quantity, lead time and target price. A Solidworks 3D CAD file is preferred to expedite the scaling and layout required. Drawing or written specifications will be required to quote for critical dimensions, tolerances, surface finishes, etc. Kyocera’s CAM's expected lead time is quick, most parts can be printed, sintered, inspected, and shipped within 2 to 5 weeks*.

Please contact us below with any questions regarding our ceramic 3D manufacturing capabilities and RFQs.

* When manufactured and delivered in the USA, on a case-by-case basis.

Values are based on typical material properties and
may vary according to product configuration and manufacturing process.