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January 24, 2013 AT 7:00 am

Design Constraint Considerations for 3D Printed Ceramics #3dthursday

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Thorough discussion of the core considerations when designing for 3D printing ceramics, from 3ders.org:

Today’s current 3D printed ceramics have several factors which can limit the design of ceramic components. Some of the typical constraints of 3D printed ceramics are:

  • Minimum and Maximum Bounding Box (build envelope of the component
  • Objects must have a flat base
  • Minimum Material Drain Hole
  • Minimum Wall Thickness
  • Minimum Component Density
  • Maximum Overhang Allowances
  • Unsupported Struts (Columns)
  • Objects within Objects
  • Objects must have glaze applied
  • Objects are not suitable for high temperature applications ( > 1000F / 540C)
  • Large sections must be located lower in the model
  • Fabrication time of 3 to 4 weeks

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