Let’s take a look at the techniques of ceramics :
(we will put aside technical ceramics)
The shooting : speed of reproduction; revolutionary parts, long learning time
Modeling : depends on manual dexterity; reserved for unique pieces and small series
Casting : speed of reproduction; requires models and moulds
Pressing : speed of reproduction, but heavy equipment
Stamping generally manual, ; reserved for single pieces and small series
Extrusion heavy equipment and dies; in general, building ceramics
So, 3d one more technique?
It’s a universe to explore. Here is a very brief overview.
Let’s leave the rest to the imagination…
Once installed and tested, the machine works on its own (piece by piece…for the moment)
It is therefore first and foremost an excellent prototyping tool, which excels in complex shapes.
As you work in layers, you change your vision of the possible: a large number of interlocking shapes become possible.
Great is the freedom to interact with the machine by modifying its parameters and/or settings at will.
It is possible to simply change the scale of the same model: larger, smaller, wider…
The fineness of the printing is ideal for small objects such as jewellery.
You can “pull” as many identical pieces as you wish. Perfect for limited editions.
A model in memory is immediately available and can be reused over and over again.
Stored on a computer, it does not take up any space, can be exchanged, shared, etc.
On the other hand, it is possible to work under contract and remotely by simply exchanging files.
On-demand manufacturing of downloaded objects, facsimile of art objects, museums, models drawn by a client…
Have fun typing “clay” or “clay” into the Sketchfab search engine.