Our first press release at a the worlds first site with news about 3D Clay Printing, launched by Yao Vorm Vry. Enjoy reading and subscribe to be informed about forthcoming Kickstarter
Due to high interest among DIY-ers in extruders for clay i posted a simple but robust and durable desigh, based on easily available standard components. Assembly requires minimal toolset. Please find more details at https://www.stoneflower3d.com/projects/clay-extruder-prototype/
On 11 and 12 October there was the 1st Munich Technology Xonference on Additive Manufacturing, organized by Oerlikon at TU Munich. A number of interesting and motivating discussions, and new contacts as well.
I built a prototype of the clay syringe pump some time ago, and yesterday was printing with this. Volumetric feeding is something excellent. Stable and accurate with no worries about safety and extrusion speed. But requires some initial test printing (2-10 g of clay) to reach "working pressure" in the pump. Here is the setup.
More images and discussion see here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103324258900608601175