Why choose 3D Potter
1. REAL CLAY
The most predominant point to be made about our system is the fact that we extrude thick clay. Unlike other machines that run air compressors and hoses and need very diluted clay or slip, our extruders use thick clay. Basically clay straight out of the bag with only a little water added.
2. LARGE PRINT
Our printers and extruders can print high-quality large scale 3D prints, up to 36". Primarily this is because of the thick clay, and our ability to utilize large nozzles. We offer sizes from 1 mm all the way up to 16 mm.
3. FAST PRINTING
By using thick clay and bigger size nozzles you can print faster and taller. There is no need for drying or heating of the clay in order to get the support during printing. Even large vessels are capable of self support. With larger nozzles the layer height can also increase which additionally decreases your printer time.
We prepare clay for printing in a de-airing pug mill, that’s why there are virtually no air bubbles in the printed vessels. Even if the tubes are loaded by hand with commercially available bag clay, there is very little chance of air bubbles in the final print. That’s how we achieve a superior consistency of the layer height.
Our extruders are capable of rapid reversing which gives us the ability to stop and start during interrupted prints. This allows you to print more complicated shapes besides cylindrical vessels.
6. EASY MAINTENANCE
The clay can be left in our system for up to a month as long as the pressure is unloaded prior to storage. Virtually no consumable parts are necessary to purchase with our system.
7. NOZZLE SIZES
Unlike other systems, we offer large selection of nozzles from 1 mm all the way up to 16 mm.