Introducing Porcelain to our marketplace

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Late last year we launched a new pilot program and introduced our first ever material fully developed in-house, Porcelain. Since then we’ve been working closely with our community to perfect this new material, and today we’re excited to announce Porcelain is available to shoppers everywhere. Shapeways’ Porcelain is crafted using a totally unique process we’ve been developing for over a year. Porcelain is food, dishwasher, and oven safe.

Tips for Designing in Porcelain

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Porcelain is an ancient technology that has been transformed by modern machinery and 3D printing. At Shapeways, we launched our very own porcelain process in 2014 that uses your 3D design file to print a mold and cast using our own porcelain material. To understand how to optimally design for 3D printed porcelain, it is important to understand the production process as well as the caveats of the material. How is 3D printed porcelain created?


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Announcing a New Evolution for Porcelain

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Today, to support the sustainable development of our most innovative material, Porcelain, we’re undertaking a one-time price increase that will allow us to continue offering the material. As we have evolved the Porcelain manufacturing process (detailed below), we have invested more handcraftsmanship than initially assumed. This has come at a cost to Shapeways, warranting a review of our Porcelain pricing. Our Porcelain is food, dishwasher, and oven safe.

Children Pushing The Limits of 3D Printed Porcelain: The 10 Winners of the Chil-Dish Project

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Anna and Kristos had no easy task picking the ten winners as the ideas were all fun and imaginative but the winning designs not only needed to be creative, they had to translate into a 3D model that was suitable for us to print for them in porcelain. We can’t share the magic of our printing in porcelain as it’s still a secret, but we can share the winning designs—complete with the child’s favorite dish. So good food was guaranteed!

Tutorial Tuesday 40: Designing for 3D Printed Porcelain

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Sometimes a design just begs to be printed in Porcelain. If want your model to be food-safe, act as a keepsake, or look great with a beautiful artistic glaze, then Porcelain is a good option to try. However, designing for 3D printing in Porcelain isn’t the same as designing for other materials. This week on Tutorial Tuesday we’ll talk about ways to modify and optimize your designs for printing in Porcelain. Designing for Porcelain Requirements.

The Chil-Dish Project: Kids Get to Be Both 3D Designers and Chefs

Make sure food is involved. There are few things that get children more excited than food – talking about it, playing with it, and, most. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d print children 3d printed dishes 3d printing for kids Anna van der Leij chil-dish project helsinki design week Kristos Mavrostomos porcelain 3d printing restaurant olo shapeways shapeways porcelainNeed a surefire way to get kids interested in something?

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Universal Paste extruder - Ceramic, Food and Real Chocolate 3D Printing.


I decided not to go down that route of molten chambers of chocolate being pumped to a nozzle, it seemed overly complicated and limiting of what foods you could print with. I was quite aware that paste printing and especially Real molten Chocolate was a very difficult material to print with and I also didn''t want to have to use a Air compressor or other types of valves to achieve my food printing. Printing with Ceramic porcelain clay, Arty and Crafty.

Empowering the Childish Project at Helsinki Design Week

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Ages ranged from 1 to 16, and the kids were able to draw the perfect plate for their favourite dish of food. The 10 most unique drawings will come to life and be 3D printed in our own Porcelain material. . Contests Education contest Drawing Helenski Design Week porcelainThe importance of design keeps on growing at a global scale, proven by the fact that more and more international design events take place in major world cities.

Ceramic “3D Crafts” by Alice Le Biez: A Delicate Fusion of 3D Printing and Traditional Craftsmanship


When I was studying at the ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels, I had the opportunity to develop a project in porcelain. What would you “craft” with our bright, food-safe, and fast ceramics ? . Art Featured Design belgium bowl British ceramic ceramics craft food safe hand-made industrial design La Cambre product design rance solidworks tableware traditional uk It will never match the warmth of a hand-made product: this is one of the myths about 3D Printing.

Shaping Dutch Design: Malinko

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The design studio offers its prints in materials suited to each item, from our food-safe porcelain ceramics to our silver. In celebration of Dutch Design Week 2017, our Shaping Dutch Design series will once again take a closer look at a few of the dozens of designers who are part of the Shapeways EXPO this year. Make sure to visit us in person if you’re in Eindhoven this week, and follow us here, on Instagram , Twitter , and on Facebook for live updates from #DDW17.

With the CHIL-DISH Project, Kids’ Designs Jump off the Page

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At last October’s Dutch Design Week, the 2016 CHIL-DISH project challenged children to draw the perfect tableware for their favorite food. CHIL-DISH Project initiators Kristos Mavrostomos and Anna van der Leij transformed them in 3D designs, and we 3D printed them in porcelain. We’re always excited to enable creativity, no matter how big or small the creators might be.

What is Additive Manufacturing? – A Complete Guide

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Plastic, metal, ceramics, and even food and living cells are among the materials that can be 3D printed. Whether for medical, high-temperature, or artistic applications, ceramic materials like porcelain are 3D printable.