13 Jan '18, 9am

Your 3D #Printer Could Print Stone @hackaday

Most of our 3D printers print in plastic. While metal printing exists, the setup for it is expensive and the less expensive it is, the less impressive the results are. But there are other materials available, including ceramic. You don’t see many hobby-level ceramic printers, but a company, StoneFlower, aims to change all that with a print head that fits a normal 3D printer and extrudes clay . You can see a video of the device, below. They say with some modifications, it can print other things, including solder paste. The concept isn’t new. There are printers that can do this on the market . However, they still aren’t a common item. Partially, this is a cost issue as many of these printers are pricey. They also often require compressed air to move the viscous clay through tubes. StoneFlower has a syringe pump that doesn’t use compressed air. StoneFlower claims the design i...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/12/27/your-3d-printer-could-pri...

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