Distributed Design – Learn to build your own Low cost big ceramics 3D printer

Are you an artist, designer, maker or artisan interested in 3d printing with ceramic materials? In October we will host a bootcamp to share all the necessary steps for you to build your own large scale low-cost delta 3d printer for less than 3.000 euros (commercial equipments cost tens of thousands of euros). The bootcamp is free, thanks to the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission. Participants will also have access to the machine in Bilbao for their own projects.

Training will be given by Jetclay, a maker-designer-artists group that shares tools and profesional expertise for additive manufacturing with ceramic materials. Join us in Bilbao for October! For participants travelling from other cities and EU countries, acomodation options can be provided.

Since 2016, Jetclay has created their own hardware and design methodologies for this emerging field with great innovation potential. Their proposal won the Open Maker Contest for open technologies for industry, financed by the European Commission.

during the bootcamp we will fabricate a delta machine with a printing volume of 1meter high x 70cm wide. The printer is specifically designed for ceramic paste extrusion with LDM (Liquid Deposit Modelling). The ceramic pastes we work with do not require any type of extra additives. All standard ceramic materials we can buy in ceramic store can work in the Jetclay machine. 

A total of six selected participants will attend the bootcamp and receive personalised mentoring from an interdisciplinary team in order to incorporate tools such as ceramics 3d printing in their personal toolkits so they can develop meaningful projects with this emerging technology. Their projects will also be promoted in the Distributed Design / Fab Lab / Maker Faire networks.


We’re looking for people who have projects in fields such as design, arts, crafts or making.

The bootcamp is for emerging talents, both professionals or amateurs or students aiming to professionalise their practice. Experience with ceramics and/or 3D printing will be valued, but everyone is encouraged to apply. This technology is meaningful and more accesible than it seems. See you in better futures!




1 September 2021: Open Call is open
15 September 2021: Open Call is closed.
17 September 2021: Participants selection.
1-8 de octubre: Machine building
11-15: Learning to design for 3D printing and ceramics.


mail: info@espacioopen.com
tel +34-944-75-12-75




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