3D Printed Black Glazed Ceramics at Shapeways

Making your designs possible in the widest range of the high quality 3D printed materials is one of our main focuses at Shapeways and today we are super excited to offer Black Glazed Ceramics to our range of material options for the next two months.

Black Glazed Ceramics joins White Ceramics as our second food-safe material it suitable for cups, plates, bowls, sake sets, almost anything.  

The process used to create Black Glazed Ceramics is the same as White Ceramics with the same design rules, level of detail, wall thickness requirements and size restrictions.

We have printed a few models from the Shapeways community so you can see how the finish looks over a variety of surface geometries.


Octo Cup, by Cunicode, current available for sale in Black Glazed Ceramics

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As with White Ceramics the Black Glazed Ceramic glaze likes flat planes, curves and radiuses rather than hard edges and corners and knife blades. 

The max build size is 30x22x17cm (11.8×8.6×6.7 inches). Minimum wall
thickness and details remains the same at 3mm and 2mm, respectively.
Note, glazing process can add up to 1mm of thickness to your item so
some finer details may be lost or softened. This is especially true for
the nooks and crevices, as well as the bottom portion of cups. The base of models will have an unglazed section as usually happens during the glazing process.

This material will be off by default and mark-up set to zero so if you
would like to make it available in your shop you will need to manually
update your products.

For trial period will run until Friday the 28th of April and pricing will be calculated at $0.18 per cm2 of surface area.

After the trial period we will review the popularity, pricing and design rules.

Let us know what you think? What will you make? 

11 comments

  1. Dario Scapitta

    OMG! This suuuuuuper COOL!… I wil try it soon!

  2. youknowwho4eva

    It’s hard to tell, but for the cup on the top, do the ridges still appear lighter than the divots? I like that affect and want to try to use it to my advantage.

  3. nancyliang

    Yes, the glaze is usually thinner on peaks than crevices, it’s the way of gravity. You can actually see this on white glaze as well, but since it is white, it’s not as noticeable. What kind of designs do you have in mind?

  4. Dario Scapitta

    I think that the “gravity” effect is very nice, it looks more hand made and it gives a nice texture! Nice, nice!

  5. Fred

    Is there any plan to add black porcelain to the repertoire of materials?

    1. nancyliang

      we’ve explored the fine porcelain option, but haven’t found a suitable price point yet. If you have ideas of technologies we could try, please let me know. Otherwise, the black ceramics have came out really well, you could give that a try!

  6. Alex Delderfield (ADEdge)

    Cool! Liking this new material, certainly very sleek!

    *thinks about what to get printed in black ceramics*

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