The ceramic production company Kwambio, has developed an industrial ceramic 3D printer which would be more precise than existing desktop ceramic 3D printers. Called Ceramo One, the 3D printer will be available for pre-order as soon as January 2018.
For those who do not know the company, it specializes in the 3D printing of ceramic and metal products and has already printed over 10,000 pieces for clients in the past year. What drove the manufacturing of Ceramo One was the long production times for its ceramic orders the company encountered. The truth is that ceramic 3D printers did not offer a premium quality for the manufactured pieces. Furthermore, creating a mold to cast in clay demanded too much time using traditional 3D printers.
The Ceramo One is therefore intended to produce high quality ceramic parts in a timely manner. With a printing rate of 160 mm/s, the 3D printer has a better accuracy (20 microns) than ceramic desktop 3D printers on the market. For, Vladimir Usov, Kwambio’s founder it only takes about 2 to 3 hours to print a ceramic cup.
The 3D printer would reduce the cost of printing ceramics down to about 8 cents per square centimeter printed (while the average cost for ceramic 3D printers is about 12 to 15 cents per square centimeter). The Ceramo One has a build volume of 350 x 350 x 380 cm.
Pre-orders will be available from January at a retail price of about $25,000.
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