Deformation processes and their control in Liquid Deposition Modeling (LDM) of ceramic bodies
Given the current state of additive manufacturing technology, products could be fabricated out of nearly all superordinate groups of build materials. For liquid deposition modeling (LDM), materials are brought into a flowable, pasty state in ordered to be built up layer by layer. The current digital design environment does not provide sufficient tools to adequately control material parameters in such aspects as physical properties and types of behavior. Rather, the translation of digital designs through machine production proves to be an axiomatically simplified instructions for action without regard to the production process, the material, and its complex behavior during from generation. This reveals design-theoretical and concept-methodological research questions.
Christina Klug's dissertation project is examining how the plasticity of ceramic masses can be harnessed during the production process for a form-oriented, integrated design and manufacturing process. For this purpose, among other things, a ceramic composite material is tested, which can be controlled in the LDM by a machine modification. The question to be addressed is whether the investigation object enables a new design and which potentials the new process holds for architectural design. The investigation object differentiates itself in each case into research and development questions. This results in an interdisciplinary approach that is closely linked to the fields of mechanical, materials and electrical engineering.