In the context of its own research on dense fluid materials, WASP has developed a system for the deposition of all kinds of ceramic materials.
Starting from a knowledge of the world’s oldest material, the workshop proposes to create a series of ceramic objects that can be used not only as decorative but also as functional elements.
A short intro about 3D printing techniques and tools will be provided, but prospective participants should have a working knowledge of at least one of the most widely used 3D modelling applications.
TIMING AND CONTENT
The World of Ceramics
Visit to Gatti, Vignoli Workshops and MIC – Museo Internazionale della Ceramica, in Faenza
Introduction to 3D printing: steps required to take a designed object from concept to physical reality
The Ceramic 3D Printing Process: how to create a machine-ready file appropriate for the additive manufacturing process (Simplify3D, Cura)
Interacting with the machine: addition of external elements, post-production interventions and hand finishing (polishing and glazing)
Designing and printing of 3D ceramic models (maximum volume: diam. 30 x H. 500 mm)
Experimenting with materials and colors.