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Ceramic porcelain resin is now available for SLA, DLP or other UV printer technology.
Ceramic porcelain resin is now available for SLA, DLP or other UV printer technology.
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Porcelite Ceramic Resin for SLA/DLP 3D Printing

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We've invented Porcelite and now we want to bottle it up and share it with others.  The use of fired clay began in 24,000 B.C.  The invention of the potter's wheel was a major transformation in the fabrication of ceramics.  Now, we introduce Porcelite as the next innovative step in Ceramic 3D Printing for our generation.

Porcelite is a porcelain UV curable resin for use in SLA or DLP 3D printers.  Anyone with a UV-based 3D printer, whether a professional or hobbyist can now print in this ceramic composite.

Objects removed directly from the printer are a solid ceramic composite. Upon kiln firing, Porcelite transforms to a 100% porcelain object suitable for glazing or other finishes.

Glazed Porcelite ceramic 3D print
Glazed Porcelite ceramic 3D print
Unlimited Glaze Options
Unlimited Glaze Options

One of the advantages of SLA/DLP printing, is the high resolution details that are achievable, ideal for industrial parts or jewelry.

Use of Funds

Our current process involves hand measuring and mixing, pouring directly into the 3D printer resin trays.  To make Porcelite resin commercially available directly to the consumer, we need to mass produce and bottle it for shipment.  This will require an investment in automated materials processing, bottling and packaging equipment.

Our design company, Elevate (Elevate.co) has designed a beautiful bottle for us, showing the Ingredients, Directions for Use and Precautions.

Porcelite Bottle Design
Porcelite Bottle Design

Rewards

Thank you for any support.  The $20 level reward features our Tethon 3D t-shirt, available in both men's and women's styles.

 We also are offering .stl files of 3 designs, all ready to print as is, or suitable for modification in your own design.

1.  Tethon 3D Buffalo logo:  Did you know that the word "Tethon" means White Buffalo in the Omaha Sioux language?  We're proud of our origins in Omaha, Nebraska and the natural Earth from which our clay materials are sourced. 

2.  Twisted Cube:  As shown in the video, our twisted cube is a great form to test and troubleshoot your 3D printer.  It's also happens to be beautiful!

3.  MK Original Pendant: This gorgeous jewelry design by 3D Artist Max Kaeter (https://www.etsy.com/people/ReBHazard) can be 3D printed in any material.  Especially nice in ceramic and/or precious metals.

Educational Workshops

We want to share our expertise with you.  That's why we're offering workshops for individuals or groups.  Come learn from us on-site so that you can start 3D printing in ceramic!  We have a beautiful studio and guest house.  

If you are unable to travel, we are available for Skype tutorials for you personally - or for an entire classroom of students.  We want to increase awareness throughout the world about ceramic 3D printing!

Experiences will be customized to the participant's needs and time available, including 3D scanning, 3D computer modeling for ceramics, 3D printing with powder/ink jet binder or SLA/DLP technologies and post fabrication finishing of 3D printed ceramics.

Tethon 3D Guest House
Tethon 3D Guest House

Risks and challenges

The suppliers of our raw materials are on board and waiting to send us the quantity of materials that we need to mass produce Porcelite once we know the quantities needed. Should there be a sudden shortage or delay in one of our essential ingredients, we have alternate supplier sources.

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    Shout out on tethon3d.com website AND we will follow you on Twitter.

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    Our buffalo logo as a .stl digital file. Ready to 3D print in any material by any 3D technology.

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    Tethon 3D T-Shirt.

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    Twisted woven cube .stl digital file. Ready to 3D print in any material by any 3D printer technology.

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    MK Original 3D design .stl file. Receive this file by email to print as a pendant or incorporate into your own artwork. Created by 3D artist Max Kaeter.

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    Tethon 3D Buffalo. This sample 3D print is available in your choice of
    1. Porcelite Composite (unfired),
    2. Fired Porcelain (unglazed), or
    3. Fired with white gloss glaze.

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    ALL THREE .stl files described above: buffalo logo, twisted cube and MK Original pendant design.

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    Want samples of all three versions of Porcelite 3D printed buffaloes? This reward is for you! With your pledge you get:
    1. Porcelite Composite (unfired), AND
    2. Fired Porcelain (unglazed), AND
    3. Fired with white gloss glaze.

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    Skype Tutorial.
    One hour, scheduled at your convenience. Select any mix of topics: 3D modeling, 3D scanning, SLA/DLP 3D printing or ceramic 3D printing topics.

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    Porcelite resin, 1 liter

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    Porcelite ceramic resin, 1 liter
    Same resin as above, just one month later.

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    Private full day workshop with the Tethon 3D team at the studio in Omaha, NE. Education - or just hang out! Tutorials on 3D modeling, scanning and the ceramic 3D printing process from start to finish. Includes lunch too! Schedule at your convenience.

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    Group full day workshop at Tethon 3D studio AND stay one night in our 2 bedroom 5-bed guest house. Three meals provided. Five person maximum. Schedule at your convenience.

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