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About this project

Meet ClayXYZ
Meet ClayXYZ

ClayXYZ is the most user-friendly desktop clay 3D printer ever. Just load the clay, download the model and click start to enjoy it, the process of creation. It allows you to print your special cup, vase and bowl, in addition to artworks like mask, sculpture and building model. 

The print material, clay, makes it different from the traditional 3D printer. Clay can be reused, very environment-friendly. Besides, the standardized process of loading clay is as simple as changing a battery.

 

We love to bring our incredibly magical design to life.
We love to bring our incredibly magical design to life.

 

Design Ceramic Musical Instrument
Design Ceramic Musical Instrument

 

 

See detail
See detail

 

Intricately textured ceramic artwork
Intricately textured ceramic artwork

 

Turn your idea into reality. Design your personalized vase, bowl and lampshade. Everyone can be an artist, freely create your sculpture, mask and architecture. Decorate your life with artworks you printed, endowing you with a meaningful lifestyle. Also, you can send your artwork as a surprise gift to someone special. 

 

 

Making a ceramic Lamp at home is no longer impossible.
Making a ceramic Lamp at home is no longer impossible.

 

Intricately textured ceramic artwork
Intricately textured ceramic artwork

 

Drink Water with Your Printed Cup
Drink Water with Your Printed Cup

Most of the previous 3D printers print out ABS or PLA plastic models, just product prototypes or models for display. Now you can use ClayXYZ to print out a unique cup, fire it in kiln. After that, the cup can be directly used to drink water. You can also 3D print your own lampshade and bowl, design your own warm home.

Enjoy the happiness of creation when you get free from your busy work. A great sense of accomplishment will come with your clay turning into a unique model. Work together with your children to design artworks, to explore the world in a brand-new way. You can build your own pyramid, the Great Wall and even the Empire State Building!

 Three Steps to Start  

  • Load the clay: Load clay into the tube, then connect the tube with extrusion device. 
  • Download the model: start slicing software, download the model you want to print, then set such parameters as thickness and fill ratio. 
  •  Hit print: click start to send print order to the 3D printer. 
Three Steps to Enjoy
Three Steps to Enjoy

Don't worry about limited 3D design experience 

We share Library of Models. We are continuously developing and adding new models on our Website or Thingiverse. So far, we have successfully printed many models, like cups, kettles, bookends, mask and Great Wall. All those models have been tested, which can be perfectly realized by ClayXYZ.

You can download models from clayxyz.com
You can download models from clayxyz.com

 Also, users can upload awesome models to our website, share them with others. 

You can repair the printed artwork

You are able to choose different clays to deliver different styles. Also, you can glaze the artwork if you want it more fascinating. Glaze it with different colors, then fire it via kiln. 

You can repair the clay-printed artwork.
You can repair the clay-printed artwork.

Extremely stunning! Besides, you can repair the clay-printed artwork. Don’t worry about making it worse. Melt it in the water and reuse the material. Pretty environment-friendly!

ClayXYZ helps you starting from 1 to ∞

With ClayXYZ, you will be free from spending much time on the same things. As an architect or sculptor, you can let ClayXYZ help you to print a lot of rough models, and then you can adjust and even recreate artworks on the basis of that. This is very time-saving! Just focus on making your most desirable design.

For Artists and Designers
For Artists and Designers

 

The traditional 3D printer uses ABS plastic material which can not be reused. ClayXYZ uses the ordinary clay. You can dissolve it in water and reuse the material. Pretty environment-friendly.

Extremely fun
Extremely fun

Easy to Get the Print Materials

You can buy it anywhere you can. Amazon Link

The clay is affordable for everyone.

Reusable Natural Material

Melt it in the water and reuse the material. Pretty environment-friendly!

Reusable Natural Material
Reusable Natural Material

Try the Air Hardening Modelling Clay

Many different brands
Many different brands
  • Great for both classroom and studio use 
  • Doesn't require oven baking - air dries in 24 hours 
  • Super pliability helps build hand strength and fine motor skills 
  • Perfect for all ages

You do not need to worry about firing problems because of this kind of clay exists. It is easy to buy (Amazon Link), and the price is very affordable.

Fire the Model

Decorating it Before Firing  

You can add some decorating components when it is half-dry.

How to do it

  • Use a moist sponge to softly smear the surface of the dry model, until it is moist; 
  • Smear the glaze on the surface of the model, until the model is covered with 4 to 5 layers of glaze. Then air-dry the model. 
  • Add beautiful patterns on the surface by using other glazes if you like it. 
  • Put it into a kiln to fire it. 20 hours later, done!

If you just want to verify your design, then you do not need firing. If you want to make porcelain, you can choose to fire it. It is easy to buy (Amazon Link), and the price is very affordable.

 

ClayXYZ Extrusion Device for Clay
ClayXYZ Extrusion Device for Clay

It can be compatible with many existing FDM 3D printers. The extrusion device employs special air compressor, perfectly remove bubbles out clay. In this way, improve the accuracy of printing, meet the needs of daily creation.

Tube and Compressor
Tube and Compressor

 

Extruder
Extruder

 If you already have an FDM 3D printer, you just need to buy the extrusion device to enjoy the fun of creating artworks from clay.

Comparison
Comparison

 

 

 

Hardware

  • Printer firmware: Arduino Mega2560 as master control, compatible with Reprap Marlin firmware. 
  • Extruder: high-precision stepper motor-driven spiral extrusion structure. 
  • Overall structure: aluminum XYZ three-axis high-precision stepper motor control structure, the accuracy of 15 microns.

Software

  • Supports Windows, Mac, or Linux 
  • Connected to PC via USB 
  • Supports model formats: STL, OBJ, STP, IGS 
  • Print control software: Repetier Host 
  • Compatible Slice Software: Slic3r or Cura
  •  Supports Windows, Mac, or Linux 

Print Materials

Support ordinary clay material. Improve clay performance by adding additives like gypsum powder.

 

  • How do We Control Accuracy?  

The overall mechanical frame is made of 2020 aluminum, employs screw drive linear guide structure. With Arduino Mega2560 as the master, the use of A4988 drive module to drive high-precision stepper motor, in addition to Marlin firmware compatible with Reprap printer, ClayXYZ’s mechanical precision reaches 15 microns.

  • How do We Control Print Quality?  

The use of high-precision stepper motor drive extrusion device, along with the pressure valve and solenoid valve, achieves the control of clay pressure and switch. Ultimately, print precision comes to 0.2mm.  

  • How We Made It So Affordable?

Open source Arduino Mega2560 and Marlin firmware compatible Reprap are used to control XYZ triaxial motion of the printer, greatly reducing the cost on the premise of ensuring printer accuracy and quality. The use of recyclable ordinary clay as a raw material greatly reduces the cost of materials.  

High-Precision Extrude

The nozzle of Extruder has different diameters, variety.
Sydney Opera House model
Sydney Opera House model

 

Clay Tube
Clay Tube

 

 

 

                                                                       

A Ceramic Baby gift package includes 5 small vases and a real wood box. You can put a flower, a leaf to decorate your life. You can enjoy the beauty of ceramic with Ceramic Baby.

Ceramic Baby Gift Package
Ceramic Baby Gift Package

 

○ Idea bursts& market research - October, 2015 

○ Prototype - May 2016  

○ Software Design - July 2016 

○ Industrial Design - November 2016 

○ The 1st-generation product - November 2016

○ The 2nd-generation product - January 2017 

○ Preparation for Kickstarter - March 2017 

○ Launching on Kickstarter - May 2017 

○ Collection of backer information - July 2017 

○ Production - December 2017 

○ Delivery - March 2018

  • Founder and CEO - John Fray,  a ceramic artist, having studying ceramics for 5 years. Love to extend ceramics to more people.
  •  Mechanical Engineer – Jesse Robichaux, a master of Mechanical Engineering, with 5-year work experience in mechanical design. Have a passion for robotics.
  • Electronic Engineer -Edwin Lozada, a master of electronics Engineering, works in the field of Electronics Design for 3 years. Expert in 3D printer.
  • Software Engineer - Joseph Shelton, a master of Software Engineering, 5 years in software design, loves ceramics.
  • Industrial designers - Anthony McNichols, 4 years in industrial design, once won IF Award
  • Product Manager - Christopher Juarez, responsible for interactive design and project management
  • Marketing - Violet R. Coleman, an expert in products development and marketing.
  • Supply chain management - Tommy Cheek, has rich experience of supply chain management, responsible for many large projects.

 My name is John, a ceramics enthusiast. I have a ceramics studio, spending over ten hours a day studying ceramics. Meanwhile, I would like to extend ceramics to the public, so I always open the studio to interested people to experience ceramic art. During that process, I found that many people wanted to realize their thoughts about design. Why don’t help them to realize that! So, the idea of designing a magical tool came to me. When I first started researching, the technology of 3D printing ceramics was an exciting and interesting one. But, the desktop 3D printers on offer were unable to live up expectations. Industrial 3D printers could make that but these would be too costly to produce. So I decided to work with the professional team, spent more than one year designing ClayXYZ, the best desktop clay 3D printer. 

Our goal of designing ClayXYZ is to want more people to experience the fun of DIY, let more people achieve their own ideas. When using ClayXYZ, no more worry about the harm of the print material, the clay is totally healthy. Besides, we even can glaze the clay model, fire it via kiln. You can directly use your DIY cups, bowls and lampshades, and decorate your home with those famous buildings and statues. A very interesting experience is that you are able to make a special gift for your friends via ClayXYZ.

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Risks and challenges

Just like any other project, we face challenges when it comes to engineering, manufacturing and shipping. But what we have is not only a passion, an idea, a design, we also have the work experience and professional knowledge in the field of 3D printer, marketing and manufacturing. Our team members are based in CA, US and Dongguan, China to make sure that we are close to the factories. Our mechanical engineers, electronic engineers and software engineers have spent over one years designing, testing and upgrading ClayXYZ, finding solutions to make it fast and accurate to ensure its high quality.

As for the manufacturing and shipping, we have carried on the prototype trial production. Our team are very experienced in the relevant areas. CEO has studied pottery for 4 years. The mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, software engineers and supply chains have more than 5 years of experience in related areas. We are confident that we will complete the mass production and deliver ClayXYZ on time. We will update the production and delivery information, keep informing you with the latest progress of the project.

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