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Direct ink writing of hierarchical porous alumina-stabilized emulsions: Rheology and printability

Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2020 Volume 103, Issue 10, 5554-5566

Bio-inspired multi-scaled (hierarchical) porous structures have remarkable strength and stiffness-to-density properties. Direct ink writing (DIW) or robocasting, an additive manufacturing (or also commonly known as 3D printing) material extrusion technique is able to create near-net-shaped complex geometries. A new approach of combining DIW, colloidal particle-stabilized emulsion paste inks and partial densification to create tailored architectures of hierarchical porosity on three scales has been demonstrated. The printed and sintered ceramic lattice structures possess relatively high overall porosity of 78.7% (on average), comprising mainly (64.7%) open porosity. The effects of formulation (surfactant and oil concentrations, solids particle size, and mixing speed) on…