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.

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. The information and intel we got from this community was invaluable as we worked to improve upon the process and the quality of the material. The cow, coffee cup.

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Shop Owners get ready to sell Porcelain

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Its been almost a year since we introduced our new Porcelain material. In that time we’ve learned an incredible amount about its unique manufacturing process and what we need to communicate to designers. No first to try model will be available in Porcelain.

Personalizing Our Wedding Decor with Porcelain

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We wanted our wedding to have a personal, unique touch from the get go, so we designed 3D printed porcelain vases that spelled out our names for the reception table. I’ll share a 3D modeling tutorial on my process this coming Thursday.

Tutorial Tuesday 23: Porcelain Topographic Models with Terrain2STL

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For example, here’s a Porcelain Ceramic relief map of the Shenandoah Valley region around Harrisonburg, Virginia: But where do you get the map data? Here’s how the labeled back of our model came out after glazing in Gloss Celadon Green: Tips for Porcelain Ceramic Models.

Announcing a New Evolution for Porcelain

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At Shapeways, we’re always innovating in the materials and processes we use to bring your products to life. As we have evolved the Porcelain manufacturing process (detailed below), we have invested more handcraftsmanship than initially assumed.

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. The Porcelain Tentacle Bowl shown below costs just a little bit more; around $50.

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.

50% less lead time! Two Updates on Porcelain + 10 Maker Tips!

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If you’re not already designing for Porcelain, it might be a great time to start. 1: You no longer have to order your Porcelain pieces in order to offer the product for sale in the Marketplace! 3D Modeling 3D Printed Porcelain Design designer home

Opening our Porcelain Material Pilot to All

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Ever since we introduced our new Porcelain material, we’ve been amazed at the creations our community has made with it. Today, we’re excited to let you know any designer will be able to experiment with this beautiful material as we open up the Porcelain pilot program. When Porcelain was first introduced , we kept the pilot closed so that we could work very closely with the designers in the program.

Porcelite Brings Porcelain to Desktop SLA & DLP 3D Printing

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Now, the company is taking its expertise to the field of photopolymer 3D printing, launching a Kickstarter for a new porcelain resin called Porcelite. … The original post Porcelite Brings Porcelain to Desktop SLA & DLP 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

Creating Custom Wedding Decorations: a Porcelain Vase Tutorial

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Dan here, back at it again with another wedding tutorial–this time to show you how I made one of the 3D printed porcelain vases for my wedding. You can learn more about custom maker, the gilt lettering and my entire entire design and printing process here.

This Little Bowl Makes a Big Impact

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Jeremy used Shapeways’ Porcelain and Strong and Flexible (Nylon) Plastic to prototype and fine-tune his design. I used Shapeways in the prototyping process and its SLS Nylon printers will be what create the final mold master that every South Bowl will be patterned after.”

World Archery aiming for the Olympics with 3D Printing

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The Arrow Pen would not be complete without a symbol to remind the games in Rio, and what other material than our 3D printed Porcelain could represent the concrete arch better? Read more about that and some tips for designing 3D Printed Porcelain in our previous blog.

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Monaghan

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I make 3D animated films using essentially the same processes and techniques used in a lot of mass-media entertainment. Produced in 3d printed porcelain and 3d printed gold plated brass, a unicorn is enclosed in an airport security checkpoint.

Cat Ladies and Gentlemen, This Planter Project’s for You

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A couple of highlights for porcelain are the minimum feature thickness of three millimeters, and pricing based on surface area instead of model volume. By considering these in the design process, we can ensure the model will not have thin, breakable features, and keep the cost reasonable.

How 3D Printing in Ceramics Really Works

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Printing objects in ceramics is an exciting technological process – and we want to shed some light on how it works. The Printing Process: A Number of Careful Steps. Then, this process is repeated – one layer at a time – until your model is finished.

Renishaw – Making Dentistry Digital

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Milling, a process by which material is removed from a workpiece, has traditionally been the preferred means of production. During the 3D printing process, an advanced laser melting system builds up each framework in a series of successive layers.

Now You Can Get a 3D Printed Mini-You in British Supermarkets

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The process is simple. They also warn , “Each figurine is carefully crafted and should be regarded similar to a porcelain ornament and used for decorative purposes only.”

Shapeways Live with Bryan Harris

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” – Bryan Harris, Porcelain Production Lead. ” – Bryan Harris, Porcelain Production Lead. Want to hear more about porcelain production and some tips of the trade? Today we interviewed Shapeways employee and shop owner, Bryan Harris.

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

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Printing with Ceramic porcelain clay, Arty and Crafty. Printing with Porcelain clay video is shown here and also on my YouTube page in HD here I''m using porcelain clay for this experiment, slightly watered down to form the consistency of toothpaste.

3 Ways to Make Your Prints Cheaper

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Think: turning a porcelain coffee mug into an espresso cup. Strong & Flexible Plastic is our most popular material for makers, and it can be perfect for prototyping designs in a smaller scale, inexpensively, in anticipation of later printing them at full scale in other materials like porcelain or metal. 3D Modeling 3D Printing Materials Design How To Tutorials cheaper prints design process referral program saving money tips

The future of 3D Printed Ceramics with NCECA

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Last week, the Shapeways Porcelain team attended NCECA, the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts 50th anniversary conference. Shapeways porcelain team Liz New and Albert Pfarr on exhibit with our 3D Printed Porcelain.

Designer Spotlight: An Update on Joaquin Baldwin

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We’ve featured Joaquin before, but wanted to highlight the amazing work he did with our newest Porcelain material. What was it like designing for porcelain, did you need to approach your designs differently? Congratulations on such a beautiful Porcelain launch collection!

Designer Spotlight: Joaquin Baldwin

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With two amazing collections specifically designed for Porcelain, Joaquin shared more with us on how he makes his creations shine by amplifying the strongest attributes of this material while taking advantage of the color spectrum. What was it like designing for porcelain, did you need to approach your designs differently? The photographs you take are consistently top notch, what’s your process for taking them? His Porcelain planters.

Implications for 3D Printing: Particles Form Gelatin-Like Substance at High Temperatures

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” Collodial dispersions can be found in many common items, ranging from paint and milk to glass and porcelain. By Michael Molitch-Hou. New research from a team at New York University may have significant implications for materials research and lead to sharpened detail in 3D printing.

Desktop Vs. Service-Based 3D Printing: A Tale of Spaghetti

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Upon uploading to a site like shapeways.com, your file is automatically processed through an incredibly intricate system. Metals, plastics, acrylics, porcelain — each material opening totally new doors of creativity. “What does this error message mean?!”

Tutorial Tuesday 41: Shop Owners, On Your Marks — Here Come the Holidays

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Let’s look at everything that’s headed our way for that month (calendar thanks to www.timeanddate.com ): To order Shapeways products and have them delivered before Christmas, shoppers need to act early enough for those products to be 3D printed, processed, and packaged.

The Week in 3D Printing: Waste in Space, the Mother of All 3D Printers, and a Win-Win Arms Race

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While most of us might not think of porcelain as a particularly strong material, researchers at HRL Laboratories beg to differ. Hull had patented the Stereolithography (SLA) process, which builds layers onto 3D prints with a UV laser that solidifies layers of liquid photosensitive material.

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

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It may sound long overdue, but creating designs based on the kids’ drawings was quite a process. CHIL-DISH Project initiators Kristos Mavrostomos and Anna van der Leij transformed them in 3D designs, and we 3D printed them in porcelain.

Printed Smiles: Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing Making a Mark in Dentistry

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The process involves creating a person’s individual tooth model out of wax, putting it inside a ceramic casing, melting wax, and finally pouring this molten metal into the cavity or cast it has left. The day is not far when there might be 3D printed porcelain layers as well!

Manufacturing larger than life 3D prints

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Branch has created a unique process for rapidly manufacturing large scale objects. Using their own process called Cellular Fabrication, Branch creates sparse wireframe structures utilizing a multi-axis robotic arm that can reach over 10 feet.

Printed Smiles: Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing Making a Mark in Dentistry

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The process involves creating a person’s individual tooth model out of wax, putting it inside a ceramic casing, melting wax, and finally pouring this molten metal into the cavity or cast it has left. The day is not far when there might be 3D printed porcelain layers as well!

Our 8 Favorite 3D-Printed Sculptures

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While I work with traditional casting and fabrication methods, I am thankful for the contributions 3D printing has made to my design and process, and believe the combination of these methods is the way forward. Read all about his artistic process !

Introducing our new Pilots page and 3 new pilot materials

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We currently offer Porcelain , Full Color Plastic and RUSH pilots. We’re always working on new innovations –everything from new materials and new website features, to 3D tools and partner programs.

Modernizing Traditional Material with 3D Printing: Jade Crompton’s “Digital” Ceramics

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When the mold is all prepared for slip casting, she pours semi-porcelain into it. Ceramics has been a common material in our daily lives since the prehistoric age.

Behind the Product: Glass Vase Mold

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We asked him a few questions about the story behind his work, the creation process, and what he sees for the future. What was the process you used to create your final pieces? Was it necessary to post process your mold before use? Was 3d printing beneficial to this process?

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Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints

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You know… I do not consider it important that it is made of polymer, clay or porcelain. I have considered muliticolor sandstone material, but the colors used in this printing process are based on dye inks that are sensitive to UV-light.

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

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When I was studying at the ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels, I had the opportunity to develop a project in porcelain. I was interested in the 3D Printing process and how different materials [elicit] different perceptions from people.

Introducing new pilots: Aluminum, Interlocking Metal and Black Nylon

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We currently offer Porcelain , Full Color Plastic and RUSH pilots. We’re always working on new innovations –everything from new materials and new website features, to 3D tools and partner programs.

Ceramic printing update - May2012

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An update for May and some pictures of my first ceramic objects that have now been fired - I had my first Porcelain ceramic prints back from being fired a few weeks back, they turned out well considering these were my very first prints using the universal paste extruder.

Nervous System 3D prints stunning porcelain cups using Tethon 3D Porcelite ceramic resin

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In a blog post about the process of 3D printing with porcelain, Jessica Rozencrantz, one of Nervous System’s founders, outlines the challenges she faced and solutions she found while printing with the new material. Innovative design studio Nervous System, which our readers may remember from its stunning 3D printed kinematics dresses, has recently ventured into the realm of 3D printed ceramics by experimenting with Tethon 3D’s new material called Porcelite.

Doctors use 3D printing to save boy with severely deformed legs & Porcelain Doll condition

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Although we’ve previously seen hundreds of examples of how 3D printing has dramatically revolutionized some surgical processes, doctors are still finding new ways of using additive manufacturing technologies to find solutions with a myriad of surgical procedures. This article Doctors use 3D printing to save boy with severely deformed legs & 'Porcelain Doll' condition is first published at 3ders.org.