3D printing of ceramic tiles for ceramic tile replacement
Posted On July 21, 2021
3D printers are becoming increasingly popular, but the technology is still quite new.
In the case of ceramic tile (or other ceramic materials), these machines are not very efficient.
In fact, they don’t even last very long at all.
So how do you print ceramic tile using these machines?
In the past, this required very expensive and time-consuming techniques that only a few manufacturers in the world were willing to undertake.
In an effort to make things easier, one company recently decided to build a 3D printer that uses a ceramic tile as a substrate.
In order to print this, they had to fabricate an assembly line.
However, this isn’t a very efficient process and the results of this are not great.
Here’s what they did: They used a small amount of ceramic (about 0.04 mm) and placed it in a metal tube (1.5 cm) that was cut off at a 90° angle.
They then cut the tube back to the correct length and inserted the ceramic tile in the tube.
The metal tube was then carefully covered with plastic (approximately 1 mm thick).
They then printed ceramic tiles on the plastic using the printer.
They also made ceramic tiles with a different material (the ceramic tile is still made with the same material) and then printed them using this material.
In other words, they printed ceramic tile from ceramic tile.
At this point, there was no way to print ceramic tiles using a standard laser printer.
The process of printing ceramic tiles in a 3d printer is a lot more complex, but this company did an excellent job.
And, in my opinion, the results are worth the investment.
It’s an excellent way to get ceramic tile on your table and it’s a nice change of pace from the traditional ceramic tile printing method.