We started a new R&D project

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We are excited to announce a new R&D project "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 goal of the project is to utilize 3D state-of-the-art techniques with a novel growth technique for REBCO bulks - Single-Direction Melt Growth (SDMG) and prepare bulks with tailored microstructure and therefore superior properties. By combining these methods, the c-axis continuous shape can be theoretically prepared as single-domain REBCO bulk.

The selected 3D printing technique - Selective laser melting (SLM) is among the expertise of NCK MATCA. This approach is unique and would be the first successful implementation of SLM for ceramic material, which we believe is possible due to REBCO peritectic behaviour and subsequent melt processing of the printed part.

The project is supported by the OP TAK programme by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic; lasting till the end of 2026

We are looking forward to the cooperation during the project and hope that we will be able to showcase some of the results soon.