3D Clay Printing: From Ceramic Sculptures to Architectural Buildings



کلية الفنون الجميلة جامعة الاسکندرية


3D printing pertains to rapid prototyping (RP) technology which is a versatile process for producing complex forms of different materials, including 3 dimensional art forms and Ceramics with intrigued and special designs. The Ceramic Sculpture in this study was manufactured using the 3D printer “Ceramic 3D printing | Delta WASP 40100 Clay”, extruding Italian White ceramic Clay, 0-0.5 Chamotte, with layer height: 0,5 mm; and printing speed: 150 mm/s . The appropriate clay properties of the malleable paste have been obtained through the addition of 5% ethanol of 90%concentration to the clay paste. The paste was then inserted compactly in a column used for the extrusion through elected Nozzles, avoiding any air- immersion. The ethanol is used to facilitate the homogenization of the paste. Advanced Printers of the same project innovators include Printing Architectural Buildings, with the “Crane” WASP collaborative 3d printing system of Giants 3d printers designed for the construction of buildings with natural and various materials. The main objective of this study is to provide an adequate information for application of RP procedures of Ceramic sculpture Certain Designs, introducing the Printer, 3D modeling, 3D printing output to post-processing and kiln Firing in 1000oC.