Ceramic printing is a multistep process whereby firstly, earthenware or stoneware is prepared for 3D printing by further hydrating the clay. Files are then prepared and sliced similar to traditional FDM printing before the printer is loaded and the job commenced. Once complete the print is left to harden over a few days before being placed in a kiln for bisque firing and later glaze firing.
At DFab all ceramic printing jobs are operated on the Potterbot 7XXL 3D Printer. The 7XXXL uses a robust extruder to deposit a continuous length of clay in additive layers. The Potterbot predominantly prints in Earthenware and Stoneware prepared specifically for 3D printing.
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The Ceramic Printer must be booked whenever the machines is in operation. All bookings for User Operated Equipment must be made using DFab's booing system Skedda
If you are unable to make a booking, this could be due to one of the following reasons...
- You are not a MADA staff member/ student
- You have not signed up to Skedda
- You are not signed in to your Skedda account
- You have not completed the annual General Access Induction Assessment
- You have exceeded the maximum daily / weekly booking quota
- You have not completed the appropriate training
X: 400 mm Y: 400 mm Z: 500
Average printer speed:
3.5, 5, 6.4, and 8.3. Additional nozzles available upon request.