MAKE YOUR OWN TEAPOT
I really do not like teabags so please get a ceramic 3D printer and make your own teapot so that you can make a good cup of tea with lose tea. Here are a range of teapot designs to choose from.
Clay extrusion 3D printers like a continues path to print so these designs that incorporate the body, spout, handle and lid in one print are modeled so that there should not be too many if any non print path movements in your sliced gcode. There will be a clay infill between handle and body and body and spout on some designs that are cut away when the clay print is leather hard – when the clay is stiff but not dry.
I print these teapots with a 1.6 mm nozzle, layer height 0.6 mm (slice) and a double wall/two shells on a WASP delta printer but I am very interested to see what results other people get using other setups. The model files are scalable so you can make a one cup to six cup teapot. The default download scale is for a three to four cup teapot. All being well the lid will print in one piece requiring to be trimmed off and fitted once the clay is stiff enough to be handled. I have included separate lid files if the end of the print should go wrong or if you need to replace a broken teapot lid. (Just remember to scale the lid if you scaled the main print)