Laboratories – Electroceramics Group

Processing Lab

Bulk, Films, Single Crystals, Glove Box, EPD, FLASH. RTA, spin coater, etc

Within the R&D activities of the Electroceramics Group, dielectrics, non linear dielectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, mainly perovskites, lead based, lead free, tungsten bronze, piezo polymers, piezo composites are prepared as bulk ceramics, films (thick and thin), nano structures, porous structures, flexible structures and single crystal. Techniques used:

  • Sol gel based thin films by spin coating and Rapid Thermal Annealing (RTA)
  • Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) of thick  and thin films
  • Screen printing of thick and thin films
  • AM of ceramic, composites and conductors
  • Cold sintering of ceramics
  • FLASH sintering of ceramics

Electrical Measurements Lab


Maker´s Lab

MAKERS´S LAB by Electroceramics


MAKERS´S LAB by Electroceramics

Objectives

MAKERS´S LAB by Electroceramics is the newest processing Lab of DEMaC.

Within the The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en

MAKERS´S LAB was created with three main goals.

  • to exploit Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the field of ceramics and electroceramics
  • to exploit AM in the field of electronics and microelectronics
  • to develop new materials for the FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) process and of new features of the printing process itself
  • to develop and fabrication of prototypes or even small devices
  • to provide a space for researchers, students, and developers to fabricate specific, functional and complex shaped tools or parts as a support of their work
  • to strengthen the relations with the Industry related or interested in the development of the process and materials for AM

MAKERS´S LAB by Electroceramics space, located at room 9.3.3. in the Department of Materials Engineering and Ceramic of University of Aveiro (https://www.ua.pt/demac/), is equipped with 4 FFF printers, with several different features such as dual extrusion, a delta printer adapted for Robocasting of ceramic pastes, CNC milling for soft materials, extruder for thick pastes, a laser engraver for some metals, wood and polymers and a filament extruder to produce filaments for FFF.

Mission

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Vision

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Current Set ups

Partnerships