Innovative manufacturing of advanced ceramic superconducting crystals by SDMG growth method and 3D printing

in cooperation with NCK MATCA - National Centre of Competence for MATCA (Materials, Advanced Technologies, Coatings and their Applications).

The project aims to use advanced 3D techniques and a novel growth method, Single-Direction Melt Growth (SDMG), to create REBCO bulks with tailored microstructure and superior properties. By combining these methods, the c-axis continuous shape can be theoretically prepared as single-domain REBCO bulk. This unique approach would be the first successful SLM implementation for ceramic material, leveraging REBCO's peritectic behavior and subsequent melt processing.

The project is supported by the OP TAK programme by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic; lasting till the end of 2026, Project Registration No. CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0001019