At Fraunhofer-Center HTL, components made of metal, ceramic, and metal-ceramic composites are additively manufactured using Binder Jetting with an M-Flex (ExOne) printer (see Prototyping). The parts are generated layer by layer by selectively printing a liquid binder material onto a powder bed. The components are then cured in an oven and freed from any non-printed powder, which can be cleaned and reused. The printed parts are porous after curing. In a final heat treatment step, the components are debindered and sintered. The densification can also be achieved through a melt infiltration process, which enables new material combinations.