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Amin

Hi, I would Like to produce an espresso cup. Have the protype 3D printed. Is anybody here has a factory or workshop to mass produce it? iscussion or share something with the group...

Director at studio INTEGRATE

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  • August 15, 2012
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  • James W.

    James

    James W.

    Studio Artist Owner Paradise Pottery

    Why would you have the prototype printed? Is there anything unique about the design that requires this? What is the rate of production you are expecting? Does it matter to you where on the planet these cups are made? Is that relevant to your market?

  • Amin S.

    Amin

    Amin S.

    Director at studio INTEGRATE

    The Geometry was a bit complex and its been 3D printed in ceramics. I think the location of production is relavent unless the procution price beaing very cheap. There is an image of it in our facebook page, please take a look. www.studioINTEGRATE.com/pages/Studio-Integrate/173425726113891?ref=ts

  • Tony M.

    Tony

    Tony M.

    Potter at Tony Morris Contemporary Ceramics

    Hi, it could probably be easily mass produced by making plaster molds from the model,
    then slip casting the production run. e: rec.studio@ntlworld.com

  • James W.

    James

    James W.

    Studio Artist Owner Paradise Pottery

    Yes, slip casting seems most likely but where is the photo? AND what are the production numbers are we talking about? I could probably tool up to 1,500 . . . 1,800 per week with my existing facilities but I've got some other mugs in the fire to keep in mind and so I need to consider is this a one time deal or an ongoing contract that could run for months or even years? The URL is not a Facebook link and does not lead to any pictures that one would recognize as cups or mugs.

  • Amin S.

    Amin

    Amin S.

    Director at studio INTEGRATE

    http://db.tt/hYHmq9GFhttp://db.tt/b7dF8NJJ
    this is 3D printed samples, size is about 40 mm all directions.
    Can you give me a quote on different quantities? like 1 as prototype,100, 500 and 1500

    Thank you

  • Mark

    Mark T.

    Arts and Crafts Professional

    I would also like to reproduce a foot-basin with pedestal/handle that is modelled after ones found from ancient Palestine. I work at Always Azul pottery in Villa Grove, Colorado. I have mentioned it to the owner, but he is, so far, busy with standard orders. Whoever is interested in this idea, please let me know. I feel that, in some areas, the people would be willing to add foot-washing to the healing practices they already know.

  • Sue C.

    Sue

    Sue C.

    Business Manager

    Interesting concept Mark. I know that some churches and even Christian religions practice footwashing as well. As far as finding a market for it, I think that it would have to be easily cleaned, or flushable, like the type in the nail salons.

    However, I wonder if there is a place in the home market for the ancient type, which also could be used for decorative purposes. I would see if you can get someone to make a mold of it and find a manufacturer that can mass produce it. Someone from my class is mass producing decorative ceramic basins for bathrooms, so I'm sure this idea of yours can sell, but you need to get it to large shows in exclusive areas. It not only is practical, I think it could go over well as it is such a different type of piece that we don't normally see at shows.

    Visit the ceramic studios at your local community college and see if there is a student there who may be interested in producing one that you can then make a mold out of, and then go from there. Many college professors who teach fine art frown on functional ware (and this is stating it mildly!), but if you talk to a studio student who needs a project, you may be able to see it through.

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