Ceramic Realtime 3D Printing

One Sentence: Whats happening in your workshop?
Although 3D printing is standard procedure by now, through the means of generating machine instructions in realtime we take over control and open new possibilities on shape generating design processes. We will combine this with a rather uncommon and espacially demanding material: ceramics.

What 3 tags describe your workshop?
3D Printing, G-Code, Ceramics

In which of the three categories does your workshop fall: beginner, intermediate, advanced
beginner to intermediate

How long will your workshop be?
3h, but we are open to make it 2x3h for more experiments and working time

Who is the target audience of your workshop?
Designers & Artists who have interest in connecting the virtual abstract with the physical concrete (but we are printing in ceramics)

What knowledge do you presume your participants have?
Good fundamentals of patching, slices, etc. Must be able to navigate and customize patches to their liking. Understanding of 3D geometries and possibly should have done some 3D printing in the past. But we will probably cover the least necessary too.

What will attendees of your workshop learn?
That printing ceramics is nothing like printing this plastics stuff. How their way of thinking of printed objects will change, when is can be influenced in realtime, online. How printing ceramics is a totally different experience the PLA.

What technical requirements does your workshop have (apart from internet and a projector)?
We will bring at least one 3D printer fitted for printing ceramics and printing material. Not sure yet, if we can transport another filament PLA printer. A third printer would be helpful though - for better group work and demonstrations. We would need compressed air, from a compressor or elsewhere, this machine it too heavy to bring with us. Tables, buckets, water. Some parts will get dirty, so the room shouldn’t be too clean.

Who would be the two hosts?
@LaserLars and @jens.a.e

How would the hosts qualify for the topic? (Describe and add links to portfolio website, github, vimeo,… accounts)
We run the interactive and material prototpying lab at the Muthesius Academy in Kiel. We build a ceramic printer in collaboration with Babette Wiezorek last year and are experimenting with the G-Code VVVV-knowledge we gained last NODE. We found, that especially this rather rough material, low quality and attentive way of printing suites the experimental nature of patching G-Code. We are investigating the potential of realtime influence and would like to share our findings as well as engage in further experiments through the workshop.

This project is work in progress, but actively used by students. Some example outcomes: