A new development at MIT has shown us how to expand the 3D printing technology and use it to make 3D printed glass.
A method called G3DP is said to allow the creation of complex 3D glass structures to be printed in a similar fashion to plastic constructs. This process uses two chambers – one that acts as a kiln cartridge and the other that works to melt structures together. The molten glass is then distributed through an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle that pours the material out smoothly.
The entire process was developed by a team including the MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group, the MIT Glass Lab, the Wyss Institute and MIT’s Mechanical [...]