A new ceramic 3D printer has recently launched on Kickstarter with the introduction of the Digitalceram, which promises a “fast, accurate and easy-to-use ceramic 3D printer that brings your ceramic creativity to life.” On the tech specs side, the Digitalceram features a 350 x 350 x 500mm footprint, a build volume of 150 x 150 x 200mm, as well as a print speed of 10-120mm/s, an accuracy of 0.1mm, and accepts 0.6-3mm diameter print nozzles. It also hosts SD card and USB connectivity options.
Software wise, the Digitalceram can take advantage of most general slice packages, like Cura, Repetier, and Simplify3D. The desktop ceramic 3D printer boasts a myriad of features, including being 40% faster than other comparable ceramic printers on the market while maintaining high accuracy. It’s also outfitted with an advanced PCB control and air compression system to extrude any number of different clay materials, such as porcelain, non-sintering, and pottery clay.
The campaign states smooth clays can be used without the need for glazing, allowing users to create crystal-clear and glassy prints. They also provide no-sintering clays that don’t require a kiln for completion. As mentioned earlier, the platform uses compressed air for extrusion over stepper motors, which helps to keep pressing the clay through the extruder, even when its resistance becomes greater with nozzle size.
The Digitalceram ceramic 3D printer is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with pledges starting at around $240, which gets you the 3D printer, materials tank, and 1KG of porcelain clay. Starting at the $400 tier, a Mini Air Compression system is included along with the base package.