Ceramic Printing

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.

Ceramic Printer


Building G 1.25

Training Required
General Access
Ceramic Induction
3D Printing Training* 


Mixed (DFab & User Operated)

*Preferred but not required

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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...

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Printer envelope:

X: 400 mm Y: 400 mm Z: 500

Average printer speed:

55 mm/s

Included nozzles:

3.5, 5, 6.4, and 8.3. Additional nozzles available upon request.