3d print

The use of software programs, such as CAD 3D, in the modeling process of new porcelain and earthenware products quickly established the need for something that would provide a physical model of the virtual drawing presented on the computer screen.

The quickest and most effective process to make this possible is, undoubtedly, by resorting to the use of 3D Printing.

The truth is that this technology has been in use at Costa Verde since February of 2004. The company ceased to make handmade models at that time as it was and still is - a traditional practice in the porcelain and earthenware manufacturing industry.


We are able to present a new model in a few hours instead of, in some cases, weeks.

We can submit a prototype for discussion with any Client, and the latter can suggest changes on the spot.

We are also able to simulate decorations on the products due to the possibility of color printing.

This process is much more precise than any other manual modeling.

In what concerns engraved and embossed models, the necessary time to produce the model is incomparably less than in the traditional process.

The current concept of “Additive Manufacturing” process is much more comprehensive than “3D Printing”, even at an ecological level, which means manufacture without waste, that is to say, manufacture using only the necessary raw materials, in a much shorter period of time and at lower costs. It is undoubtedly a technology of the here and now, but it is facing an accelerated evolution and on the path to becoming the production technology of the future.

However hard it might be to believe, almost every single thing can be manufactured through the “Additive Manufacturing” process:

Houses, food, plane engines, human organs, etc., etc.

Costa Verde is presently developing the necessary efforts in order to be able to manufacture porcelain and earthenware products in the future using these specific technological processes.