ganter on September 30, 2009

This is a workable glass powder that is very inexpensive and is environmentally friendly because it uses recycled glass.  It was the first glass powder tested in our lab. It has weak damp strength, OK green strength, and OK behavior  in the kiln cycle. SPS Powdered Recycled Glass – 1000 units Powdered Sugar   ———– 250 […]

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ganter on September 29, 2009

One of our new working binders for our lab.  It really is a solvent system.   The real binder is in the powder and this liquid is just the solvent to activate the binder (the concept was partially developed by B. Utela).  It was developed to aid the educational users that have difficulty with the Vodka […]

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ganter on September 29, 2009

Currently, 3DP suppliers provide a limited selection of materials. We decided to knock down that barrier by experimenting with a wide variety of materials including glass. To do so, we would need to obtain a glass powder (or possibly glass microspheres), decide on appropriate binding/sintering additives, and design the appropriate printing fluid and develop a […]

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ganter on September 28, 2009

Excerpt from CM Article: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/methods-techniques/the-printed-pot/ “In Sachs’ lab at MIT, ceramics (i.e. alumina) were among the original materials explored for use in 3DP. Currently, however, 3DP suppliers do not provide art-ceramic powder as an option which presented a large barrier to the use of 3DP by ceramic artists, so we decided to knock down that […]

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ganter on September 28, 2009

Xtra White powder was our 1st ceramic powder tested in our lab (over two years ago). It has weak damp strength, weak green strength, and behaves poorly in the kiln cycle. SPS Xtra White Cone 06 – 1000 units Powdered Sugar   ———– 250 units Maltodextrin   ————- 250 units If you can’t find Maltodextrin, then use Benefiber […]

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barnett on September 27, 2009

It’s worth making a few points about “open”.  There are lots of ways to look at this.  One way is everything is freely available without charge.  What could be better?  Just that actually doing this isn’t so easy.  First, just because we make a recipe available, it doesn’t mean everyone is free to practice it […]

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barnett on September 27, 2009

We’ve moved our public engagement for Solheim Lab 3d printing resources to this WordPress implementation.   It’s something of an experiment itself, to see whether doing this helps support the practice community working with 3d printers.   Please provide comment one way or another about our site and resources.  We likely can’t meet every expectation, but we […]

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ganter on September 27, 2009

Terra Cotta slip powder was our second ceramic powder tested in our lab. It has OK damp strength, good green strength, and has interesting behavior in the kiln cycle. SPS Redart Terracotta Slip – 1000 units Powdered Sugar   ———– 250 units Maltodextrin   ————- 250 units If you can’t find Maltodextrin, then use Benefiber (it is […]

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ganter on September 27, 2009

Porcelain powder was our third ceramic powder tested in our lab. It has weak damp strength, OK green strength, and behaves poorly in the kiln cycle. SPS Swan White Porcelain — 1000 units Powdered Sugar   ———– 250 units Maltodextrin   ————- 250 units If you can’t find Maltodextrin, then use Benefiber (it is no longer maltodextrin […]

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ganter on September 27, 2009

This is one of our working binders for our lab.  It really is a solvent system.   The real binder is in the powder and this liquid is just the solvent to activate the binder (the concept was partially developed by B. Utela). XB1 105 Proof Vodka —  750 ml Distilled Water    — 1500 ml Food […]

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