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3-D Printing Hits Rock-bottom Prices With Homemade Ceramics Mix

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April 10, 2009
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University of Washington
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A new, not-so-secret recipe uses artist-grade ceramics powder for 3-D printing. Ceramics objects can now be printed for about three percent the cost of commercial printing mixes.

These pots were inspired by Southwest Native American pottery and created using potter's clay. They emerged from a high-tech 3-D printer before being fired in the usual way. The fine horizontal lines are an artifact of the printing process.
Credit: University of Washington

This story is, literally, stone age meets digital age: University of Washington researchers are combining the ancient art of ceramics and the new technology of 3-D printing. Along the way, they are making 3-D printing dramatically cheaper.


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