Looking to print out your own vase? The 101 on 3D Printed ceramics

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With all the crazy inventions that have revolutionized how we interact with our homes over the past decade (e.g., self-making beds, coffee-brewing alarm clocks or even smart fridges that create shopping lists) it was only a matter of time before you could print out your coffee mug.

3D printed ceramics are a creative way to add a personal touch to your home without having to get your hands dirty (pun intended). Not only can you play with colour, pattern and texture when it comes to printing, you also get to have a practical ornament for your home because the ceramic material used is water tight and food-safe. It’s also recyclable and a little more forgiving to the environment which only makes it seem even more exciting!

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The technology has taken a long time to get to where it is today with a number of hiccups along the way. For instance, the first prototypes were not food safe or heat friendly and the ceramic bowls seemed rough. Currently, a lot of the companies offering this service are European but should you wish to have a design printed specially for you, you can try clicking here or here.

And whereas most of their clients may consist of those looking for industrial or lab parts, it’s only a matter of time before everyone can get afford to buy their very own home-friendly 3D printers and start designing away!

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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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