Sunday, August 30, 2015

Glass 3D printing (or G3DP)

Glass 3D printing (or G3DP) is based on a dual-heated chamber concept, with the top chamber heating the glass and lower chamber slowly cooling it to prevent internal stresses. The top chamber operates at approximately 1900°F, and funnels the molten material through an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle into its programmable shapes.

Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Glass Lab collaborated on the development of 3D printing glass objects. They produced a printer that uses molten glass to create intricate glass vessels. Not only the objects are beautiful but the printing process itself is also amazing.



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