“Lithoz’s Strategic Investment in AMAREA Technology’s Multi-Material 3D Printing”


“This will create the next generation of multi-material 3D printed applications from the semiconductor to aerospace industry.”

by Laura Griffiths

21 November 2023



Ceramic 3D printing company Lithoz has announced it has made a strategic investment in a share of AMAREA Technology GmbH, a specialist in multi-material 3D printing.

The investment in the Fraunhofer IKTS spin-off deepens Lithoz’s focus on multi-material additive manufacturing, which the company showcased at Formnext earlier this month with the public debut of its CeraFab Multi 2M30.

AMAREA Technology’s Multi Material Jetting (MMJ) is able to process up to six different materials in one single print run, including various ceramics, metals, polymers and composites.

The advanced thermoplastic base substance generated and provided by AMAREA Technology is distributed drop by drop. This method allows precise porosities to be defined at any chosen location within the component. Material transitions can occur every 200 µm, and due to the minuscule volumes of the droplets, they solidify in a split second, expediting the production process. Components printed with MMJ are said to possess a higher density and superior surface quality compared to those created with other material extrusion methods. Over 25 different materials have been developed, with variables such as fill levels, porosity, gradient, layer height, and density also being customizable.

Dr. Johannes Homa, the CEO of Lithoz stated, “We are thrilled to have obtained a strategic stake in AMAREA Technology. The integration of our precise Lithoz LCM technology with AMAREA Technology’s MMJ system, known for maximum material variety, promises to unlock unprecedented potentials. This collaboration will enable the development of revolutionary multi-material 3D printing applications ranging from semiconductors to the aerospace industry, as initial inquiries have confirmed.”

Steven Weingarten, the CEO of AMAREA Technology, said, “Our association with Lithoz and their faith in our technology is highly inspirational. Lithoz’s global standing and its accomplishments in becoming the industry pioneer in ceramic 3D printing sets an example for the mission we are now embarking on in multi-material 3D printing. Our gratitude goes out to Johannes Homa and Johannes Benedikt for their confidence in us, and we are eager for the thrilling journey that lies ahead.”

Homa recently had an interview with TCT at the 2023 AM Ceramics Conference in Vienna where he discussed the growth of ceramics 3D printing and the obstacles hindering innovation in ceramics manufacturing. Earlier this month, Dalhousie University declared that it had installed the CeraFab Multi 2M30 to incorporate electrical circuitry into ceramic components.

by Laura Griffiths

21 November 2023


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