Ceramics is durable, food safe, heat resistant, mechanically strong, cheap, recyclable and sustainable material that is suitable for both a prototyping and a small serial production in handicraft, art, design, and architecture.
Paste deposition technique lets printing at much higher speed, as compared to desktop FDM printers, which use thermoplastics. One can easily control the process choosing the nozzle diameter in the range from 1 to 6 mm. The layer thickness may vary from tiny 0.3 mm for precise printing up to 3 mm for maximal performance.
“StoneFlower” 3D printer is designed as a simple, accurate, fast and versatile instrument for artists, designers, architects, tutors, researchers and hobbyists. We are running a startup around it to make “StoneFlower” available on the market since May 2018.
Anatoly Berezkin, Dipl. Eng., PhD in Chemistry, Habil. in Physics and Mathematics, CBM.
Being a researcher at the Max-Planck Institute in Düsseldorf, Anatoly got acquainted with 3d printing of resins from viscous components in the year 2013. During his collaboration with the German company Covestro AG he published a couple of research papers about the principles of this process.
In the next few years at Technical University of Munich (TUM), he gained a hands-on experience in the development of automated research equipment, building CNC routers and 3D printers in a free time. I the year 2017 he studied Business Management, developed Ceramic 3D Printing KIT, and prepared the launch the start up around it. In StoneFlower team Anatoly is responsible for the product development, general business management and certification.
Stanislav Mironov, Dipl. Eng. Stanislav has graduated from Technical University of Munich, and joined the project after internship at Electro Optical Systems GmbH (one of the world leading companies in additive manufacturing). In the startup Stanislav takes care about PR, marketing, and supply chain.