Ceramic 3D Printing, Now on Your Desktop

3D print parts with a stone-like finish and fire them to create a fully ceramic piece with Ceramic Resin, an experimental material that pushes what’s possible with the Form 2. Fabricate ceramic parts for engineering research, or create distinctive art and design pieces.


Pushing What's Possible


Rapidly Iterate in Ceramic Like Never Before

Formlabs is excited to offer the first affordable ceramic 3D printing material for the world’s most popular desktop stereolithography (SLA) system. Be one of the first to work with a material at the forefront of SLA polymer development, previously only available in industrial and research environments at prohibitively high costs.



Unique Mechanical Properties, Advanced Applications

Ceramic Resin is a silica-filled photopolymer. After firing, the photopolymer network burns out to form a true ceramic part. Fired parts have unique properties that can be leveraged for applications where fired part accuracy is not critical.



Cutting-Edge Technology Meets Art and Design

Digital artists and designers can use Ceramic Resin to fabricate complex geometries that wouldn’t be possible by hand. Pieces printed in Ceramic Resin can be fired and glazed to produce functional objects.


Ceramic Resin - 3D printed parts

Essential Steps for Firing Success

Ceramic Resin is a Form X product. This material is more complex to work with than other Formlabs products and requires extra steps and additional experimentation for successful printing. It may take a few iterations to create a final fired part that meets your specifications.

Make sure to read the Usage Guide in full before using this material.


Ceramic resin - 3D printed part
Ceramic Resin Design

1. Design 
Ceramic Resin requires designing within specific constraints for successful printing and firing. Start small, follow the usage guidelines, and experiment.

Ceramic Resin 3D printer preparation

2. Prep
Sand your build platform to increase print adherence, shake the cartridge to mix the material, and clear the bite valve.

Ceramic 3D printing

3. Print
Scale your parts in PreForm to accommodate for shrinkage during firing. Send your design to the Form 2 and press print.

Ceramic 3D printing post processing

4. Post-process
Wash your prints in isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and remove supports (no post-curing necessary). Ensure that parts are completely dry before firing.

Burning Ceramic 3D printed part - Fire

5. Fire
Fire your part in an actively ventilated kiln that fires to at least cone 8 to burn out the photopolymer from the material and create a fully ceramic final part. Parts will shrink by around 15% in XY and 29% in Z during firing.


Ceramic 3D printed part - Glaze

6. Glaze
If desired, apply a glaze of your choosing, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Start Experimenting

Ready to start working with Ceramic Resin?


Data Sheets

Download safety and technical data sheets for all Formlabs materials.

Handling & Safety

Handling & Safety

Resin should be handled with care. Proper handling will ensure safe printing and efficient use. Our resins have been designed to be similar or safer to handle as other household chemicals or adhesives. Formlabs materials do not contain volatile solvents so special ventilation is not required. Skin contact should be avoided.

The Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are up to date for every resin product and follow the latest government guidelines. Always consult the SDS as the primary source of information to understand safety and handling of Formlabs materials. For more information about handling resin, learn more tips for resin maintenance in our Help Center.

Technical Data

Technical Data

Plastics are complex materials, and finding the right one for your specific application requires balancing multiple attributes. Our library of resins is ideal for product development, rapid prototyping, and a variety of specialized applications. Download our Technical Data Sheets to explore the mechanical properties of each material.

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