With traditional ceramics, it is important to consider the complications of making a challenging shape. With Kwambio new material GS1
, there is no need for concern. This material will be a find for designers that experiment with shapes and forms, as it allows for the most intricate details to be included in the design.
Many have realized that the future is with 3D printing technology, but why the traditional method has been so widely used? The answer is fairly simple, it is the silky and smooth finish the designers are after and couldn't get with the 3D printing technology we are used to picture in our minds.
However, the tables are turning, as the Kwambio team has upscaled the technology that completely replicates the traditional finish but also carries the benefits of 3D printing.
Binder Jetting is a process during which a liquid binding agent is selectively layered on top of powder particles. The printhead puts down a powder layer on top of which the binder is added in specific places. Through this repetitive process layers of material form an object.
What makes the Binder Jetting technology different from all other types of printing even though the process seems relatively similar? Most of the other processes melt the material first, and then fuse these melted layers together to produce an object. As the material is liquefied the structure that is being printed requires some support, which means more material is being used and generally the process is more time consuming. Unlike these processes Binder Jetting technology does not melt the material thus reducing the strain put on the object with heat, moreover the powder supports the construction, eliminating the need for additional build plate. Currently Binder Jetting technology surpasses all the other processes that exist.