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3D Printing

I was researching a 2008 ABC TV program about 3D printing for two Italian ceramic artists, and found some really interesting things about 3D printing:

Then I've thought up with a few variations for the ceramics profession.

Why? As a ceramic artist I am part of the small manufacturing sector, which has a bias towards the hand or simple machined (we call it a wheel or slipcasting) out of a plastic material called "clay". As you know I'm using a variation of this called paperclay/paper clay/pclay(TM).

These days, with a computer and a 3D printer, there is the technology to produce any "plastic" 3D object!

See it at http://www.dimensionprinting.com

Don't have the US$15,000 for the printer?

For those without the small fortune need to buy one of these digital replicators visit http://reprap.org/wiki/WebHome to see how to build it yourself (video at http://vimeo.com/5202148) for under AUS$1000!

What I'm now researching is, is it possible to print clay/pa…