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Barely a month after acquiring Figulo, 3D Systems has opened up the world of ceramics to artisans with its new sub-$10,000 CeraJet 3D Printer, extending its 3D printing portfolio to the ancient artisanal craft of pottery and ceramics.
Ideal for artists, designers, makers and consumers, CeraJet prints intricate and detailed ceramic objects fast using 3D Systems' Color Jet Printing (CJP) technology, that are ready for firing and glazing. This class of 3D printers and materials infuses the age-old tradition of ceramics with the ability to make previously unimagined complex shapes.
CeraJet is being showcased for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, where the machine was launched.
"The CeraJet 3D printer democratises pottery making in the digital age and is a prime example of the eureka that exists at the interface between ancient art and new-age technology," said Buddy Byrum, Vice-President Product & Channel Management, 3D Systems.
"CeraJet’s affordability, utility and powerful functionality is sure to revolutionise ceramic artisanship for the benefit of brands, retailers, designers, shops and hobbyists."
CeraJet printers are expected to commence commercial shipments during the second half of 2014.