Ron Rael (@ UC Berekely) provides the following late breaking news. Professor Rael has been an early collaborator with our lab.
"Are we the first in the world to 3D print translucent porcelain? It took us a while, but we did it!"
Assistant Professor Ronald Rael at the University of California at Berkeley and a team of architecture graduate students (Emily Licht, Colleen Paz, Brian Grieb and Plamena Milusheva) have developed a method for 3D printing translucent porcelain. Berkeley ceramics laboratory technician Ehren Tool and Ceramics Professor Richard Shaw contributed their expertise in developing the firing and glazing process of the durable printing objects. These may be the first translucent porcelain 3D printed objects in the world and the implications are endless.