Until now, I refrained from purchasing a 3D printer primarily for one reason: all you could print was plastic. Of course, I’m talking about consumer 3D printers, it’s been possible to print on metal or ceramics for a while already, but purchasing one of these printers was out of budget.

ClayXYZ is the first 3D printer for clay and ceramics that you can purchase at an affordable price. There is still a Kickstarter campaign running for it, but it has been largely financed already.

The device is as simple as any printer should be. Get your 3D model ready, load some clay, and print. It’s natural material, so you can add some extra finishes and touch it up by hand, but that’s not mandatory. For designers, this is a whole new field that opens up, and no need to use ugly plastic for 3D printers anymore.

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.