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Avocado Green Glossy
Pastel Yellow Glossy
Eggshell Blue Glossy
Handling Fee Per Model: $6
Price Per cm3: $0.35/cm3
Minimum Wall: 3mm
Max Bounding Box: 340x240x170mm AND x+y+z<=400mm
Ceramics is the first 3D printed food safe material available on Shapeways. The material is produced with fine ceramic powder, which is bound together with a binder, fired, and glaze with a lead-free, non-toxic finish. In addition to being food safe, the material is both recyclable and heat resistant. This material is perfect for cups, saucers, plates, and even statues and figurines.
When designing for Ceramics, please take a good read through our design rules. Ceramics is one of the trickier materials to design for because you need to design a model that is printable, glaze-able, and can withstand the high heat of the kiln and the structural changes the oven causes to your model. For example, the model will deform at different rates in the kiln, so sharp edges are likely to crack. Softer, curved edges are preferred and will glaze without risking cracks in the material surface. For some designs with clear bottoms, the bottom side may remain unglazed. This is because we need to stand up the designs when putting the glazed piece in the oven. For all other designs, we will put the design on setters, which mean very small portions of your model (where the setter touches the model) will not be glazed. Due to the nature of glazing some geometries may cause uneven distribution of the glaze on pieces. The glaze will add thickness to features on pieces.
This material is watertight, not dishwasher safe, is recyclable, and is food safe. It is heatproof to 500C/932F degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.
Technical PDFs: Material Safety Data Sheet