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June 2019

Period: 19/06-01/07

Guimarães, Portugal

SHARE | Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products 

Presents the main outputs of the project KERAMOS – “Additive Manufacturing of Innovative and Multifunctional Ceramic Products for Architectural Systems”. This exploratory project, under the framework of the MIT-Portugal Program, aimed to explore the following objectives never combined before:

(1) the integration of additive manufacturing techniques of ceramic and hybrid architectural components;

(2) the expansion of functionalities of ceramic components with sustainable and durable performances;

(3) the application of magnetron sputtered coatings with multifunctional characteristics.


The project gathered a multidisciplinary team and took advantage of the fruitful cooperation between Lab2PT - The Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, the Design Institute of Guimarães, the Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab, the Institute for Polymers and Composites, the DONE Lab – Advanced Manufacturing of Products and Tools, and the Functional Coatings Group and Biofilm Group.


The exhibition opened on June 19 and will run until July 1, in the lobby of Building 01 at the Azurém Campus of the University of Minho in Guimarães. It includes a set of specimens and prototypes that demonstrate the potential of the architectural application of ceramic components produced by additive manufacturing and boosts the commercial and industrial attractiveness of KERAMOS products (©Photos: Nuno Gonçalves).

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Dec. 2018

Period: 05/12 - 04/01

Guimarães, Portugal


Building Digital Ceramics

Building Digital Ceramics exhibits a set of elements developed in the Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab between, 2016 and 2018, to explore the integration of computational tools and additive manufacturing processes in the design and production of ceramic architectural components.

The exhibition presents a significant number of specimens that were used as basis for: testing the optimal plasticity degree of the ceramic paste for 3D printing; evaluating the formal constraints inherent to the layer-by-layer extrusion process; exploitation the use of composite materials. It also includes a set of prototypes that demonstrate the potential of architectural application of ceramic components produced by additive manufacturing (©Photos: Nuno Gonçalves).

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