Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing

A course by Unfold , Creative Studio

Creative Studio. Antwerp, Belgium.
Joined June 2021

Learn how to design and create ceramic pieces by combining digital modelling techniques with clay and 3D printing

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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to design and create ceramic pieces by combining digital modelling techniques with clay and 3D printing

A course by Unfold

The beauty of new technologies is how they revolutionize traditional practices. Through their design studio Unfold, Dries Verbruggen and his partner Claire explore the intersection between ancient techniques and methods of the future to reconnect with a more local, human, and sustainable form of production. Known as the pioneers of ceramic 3D printing, they’ve collaborated with clients like Hermès, Aesop, and Barnabé Fillion Parfums.

In this course, Dries gives you a complete walkthrough of how to create functional ceramic pieces with 3D printing. Discover how to give shape to your designs and bring them to life through a variety of printing techniques.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 16 downloads

What Is Ceramic 3D Printing?
8 minutes, 51 seconds
Different Types of Clay
6 minutes, 29 seconds
Modelling a Milk Jug 1
12 minutes, 7 seconds
Preparing the Clay
17 minutes, 1 second
  • 100% positive reviews (48)
  • 3036 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 40m)
  • 16 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 3D printed ceramic sugar and milk set in which each item explores a distinct technique.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in exploring the world of 3D printing with clay.

Whether you are a ceramicist interested in exploring the use of digital tools, experienced in 3D printing and want to explore the use of clay, or are simply curious about the intersection between traditional crafts and new technologies, this course is for you.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

To take this course, you need access to Rhino 6 or higher (they offer a 90-day free trial). Dries uses the free open-source software PrusaSlicer to prepare the 3D models. You will also need access to a 3D printer and kiln, which Dries helps you locate. To prepare the clay, you will need some basic tools that the teacher covers in the course.


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Unfold

A course by Unfold

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Unfold is an Antwerp-based creative design studio founded by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen in 2002. They specialize in the fields of art, design, technology, and craftsmanship. Through their studio, they explore the intersection between traditional crafts and new technologies, like 3D printing, robotics, or artificial intelligence.

The studio is known for being the pioneers of ceramic 3D printing and there, Claire and Dries have worked with clients such as Ecover, Hermès, Aesop, L’Oréal, Barnabé Fillion Parfums, Artek, MAS Museum, Middelheim Museum, Droog Design, Joris Laarman Lab and Anya Gallaccio. Their work has been exhibited in a number of museums such as Center Pompidou in Paris, the New Museum in New York, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Design Museum London, and others. Unfold was also the recipient of the Designer of the Year award (2017) in Belgium.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Ceramic 3D Printing Basics, Tools, and Materials

    • What Is Ceramic 3D Printing?
    • Design Philosophy: Thinking in Lines
    • Different Types of Printers
    • Different Types of Clay
  • U3

    3D Modelling and Slicing of Your Milk and Sugar Set

    • Modelling a Milk Jug 1
    • Modelling a Milk Jug 2
    • Modelling a Sugar Bowl with Patterns
    • Setting Up and Slicing with Prusa Slice
  • U4

    Printing Your Milk and Sugar Set

    • Preparing the Clay
    • Filling the Cartridges
    • Setting Up the System
    • 3D Printing your Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl
    • Surface Treatment and Glazing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing

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Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing. 3D, Animation, and Craft course by Unfold

Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing

A course by Unfold
Creative Studio. Antwerp, Belgium.
Joined June 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (48)
  • 3036 students