Cerambot, The Ceramics-Making 3D Printer

3D printing has been around for three decades now, though we’re still a long way off from the “3D printer at everyone’s home” pledge that we once heard from the industry.  Mostly that’s due to the machine’s complexity, cost, and their rather meager offerings.

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A very early, very clunky 3D printer from the 1980s.

Aside from industrial-scale, professional machines, the home printers were more a fit for the tinkering nerds that always adopt new technology early.  Well, that might be slowly changing, as the price of 3D printers continues to come down, and the use cases begin to rise.

Take the Cerambot, currently on Kickstarter.  Available to backers for $299 and up, the Cerambot promises to usher in a new era in ceramic 3D printing, at a very low entry price.

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Using different size extruders, the printer squeezes out lines of clay, building up your vessel or design of choice, like an artist would do with coil building.

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The Cerambot uses traditional clay or kaolinite, though this is only gets you to the pre-fired stage. If you want to create washable, temperature-resistant creations, you still need to fire them in a kiln.

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Even still, we’re intrigued by the possibilities that the Cerambot opens up for designers and creators.

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