Dutch artist Olivier van Herpt creates his own extruder that uses clay to create functional pieces with unique details

Dutch artist Olivier van Herpt has been working with 3D printing technology for the last few years. In 2012 he came out with the 3D printed shoe, customized footwear that was made specifically for the size, shape, and nuances of the wearer's foot. A year later, he worked with Joris van Tubergen to develop a 3D printer that uses beeswax as material. Van Herpt also started his research into 3D printing ceramics in 2013. Around the same time he started working on creating a large-scale 3D printer that can produce complex ceramic items that are not only functional, but also include the artist's unique touch.

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