3rd Axis Pty Ltd is an advanced manufacturing company incorporated in Australia in January 2019.
Since January 2020 3rd Axis uses proprietary Lithoz GmbH LC 7500 LCM photo-polymerisation Additive Manufacturing technology for the direct printing of ceramic articles for applications such as dental and medical devices. This process uses high intensity LED lighting under precise computer control at an individual pixel level to selectively polymerise a layer of photo-sensitive slurry that contains a suspension of the ceramic powder of interest.
After 3D Printing the part, any excess slurry is cleaned from the parts then these are dried, baked in a finely controlled furnace to remove the polymerised slurry [binder] and then sintered at elevated temperatures to achieve full ceramic density. During this process some predictable shrinkage occurs as the parts densify.