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.
1. Design Ceramic Resin requires designing within specific constraints for successful printing and firing. Start small, follow the usage guidelines, and experiment.
2. Prep Sand your build platform to increase print adherence, shake the cartridge to mix the material, and clear the bite valve.
3. Print Scale your parts in PreForm to accommodate for shrinkage during firing. Send your design to the Form 2 and press print.
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.
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.
6. Glaze If desired, apply a glaze of your choosing, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Handling & Safety
Our resins have been designed to be as safe as possible, but nevertheless, working with them requires care, similar to working with common adhesives or household cleaners. They do not have volatile solvents so special ventilation is not required, though skin contact should be avoided.