Rheological Study

By Antoine Desjardins, Socorro Castro-Garcia and Jorge Salgado Beceiro
A rheological study of porcelain nano-composites increased for its viability in 3D printing, 2018

Socorro Castro Garcia, in charge of a research laboratory at the Area de Química Inorgánica, Facultade de Ciencias, Universidade da Coruña, and I are actually studying porcelain paste performance when it is 3D printed with a Wasp printer – the paste is extruded under pressure with a flow controlled by endless screw. By using shapes which are produced by the printer, but which are limited by the capacities of the engine and the paste viscosity’s, we analyse the impact of nano particules, tixotropes and alcohol dosage in order to get a porcelain mixture with a better hold and grip to open the field of feasible shapes.

A project developped with the support of The Chaire arts & sciences of The École polytechnique, The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs – PSL et The Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, and the support of The Erasmus european program