3D printing of ceramics for design concept modeling

Huson, D. (2011) 3D printing of ceramics for design concept modeling. In: (2011) NIP27: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2011. (27) Minneapolis, USA: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, pp. 815-818. ISBN 978892082964 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/15350

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A peer-reviewed conference paper given at the 3D Printing and Prototyping panel at the Digital Fabrication 2011 Conference, NIP 27, 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies. David Huson and colleagues at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England have recently obtained funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue their research into the 3D printing of ceramic materials. Many ceramic manufacturing companies use 3D CAD software and 3D printing technologies to produce design concept models for evaluation, although their value to the design process is limited due to the type of materials that can be printed, conventional modeling and processing methods still need to be used to achieve a design concept model in a real material. In collaboration with Denby Pottery a leading UK domestic tableware manufacturer the research project will refine and enhance the 3D ceramic printing process already developed at the University. This collaboration will enable he production of concept models of new design ideas in a real ceramic material that can be printed directly from CAD data, fired, glazed and decorated. This paper details the progress of the research project and uses examples of new designs to illustrate how these novel techniques can show great advantages in terms of time, cost, design flexibility and functionality when compared to existing 3D printing and conventional modeling techniques.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:3D print, ceramic, Denby, prototype, 3D printing and prototyping, digital printing technologies, design concept model, ceramic
ID Code:15350
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:19 Jan 2012 11:41
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