Functional 3D Printed Ceramics

Olivier van Herpt

More and more materials can be printed in 3D, including clay. Olivier van Herpt built a 3D clay printer. The designer can influence the machine as it prints. And because clay is a changeable material, chance also plays a part in the printing. This gives rise to a craft product created with the latest technology.

The 3D printer can now print a clay object of 80 cm in three hours. Olivier van Herpt is building an even larger printer that will also be able to print ceramic construction elements.