Non-ceramic material – guidelines

Non-ceramic materials refer to substances that are dense and fluid but do not contain clay, such as materials based on geopolymers or other bio-based substances.


  • PERFORM PRELIMINARY TESTING: It is important to conduct preliminary testing with non-ceramic materials to evaluate possible shrinkage during printing and to determine optimal consistency. This process will help prevent errors and problems when printing.
  • DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL CONSISTENCY: The non-ceramic material should be printed when it has a consistency similar to that of traditional ceramic slurries. This means that it should be easily moldable but cohesive enough to hold its shape during printing.
  • CAREFUL RESEARCH: Printing with non-ceramic materials requires careful research and experimentation to find the proper material and texture. These materials can vary greatly from one another, so you need to invest time in locating the material that best suits your needs.
  • LACKS STANDARDIZED INFORMATION: Keep in mind that there is no standardized information for non-ceramic materials, as their specific characteristics can vary greatly based on the type of material used. Therefore, it is crucial to perform specific testing and research for the material you intend to use.

In summary, the use of non-ceramic materials requires special attention to consistency, research, and preliminary testing. Experimentation is essential to achieve high-quality printing results with these materials.