3D printing technology for glass

The advanced 3D printing technology allows us to quickly create various objects, including buildings and the actual car, but one of the more unusual uses for 3D printing could be the creation of glass objects to Using a unique model of the 3D printer. Scientists at MIT have already figured out how to molten glass through a 3D printer and published a video that shows the fascinating process of creating objects using this particular material.

Mediated Matter Group has developed an G3DP system that is capable of printing various glass layer produced by layer. The printer seems to work like that other 3D printer that can print real houses, but using glass is an even more exciting experience.

be heated to 1900 degrees

Firstly, in fact the shape of the objects, the glass must be heated to 1900 degrees Fahrenheit. The 3D printer then poured substance, resembling honey at this stage, in a predefined schema. Once the object is printed, it must be cooled, at which point it will be perfectly transparent, just like any other glass product made using traditional glass blowing techniques.

3D printed glass creations

Some 3D printed glass creations will be exhibited at MIT next year Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Smithsonian, Popular Science reports.

Meanwhile, more details on this particular glass manufacturing technology are available on the links from the source, in case you want to start printing your 3D glass ashtrays and vases. The video showing the 3D printing process glass into action follows below.


Glassmaking began 4500 years ago, in Mesopotamia. The first products in the industry were jewelry, beads and pendants, as cast from molds and carved by hand. Purpose craftsmen worked fast, how to make more practical things, such as cans, bottles and drinking vessels, by winding strands of molten glass around a sand or clay core of the appropriate shape, qui was then shaken or scraped by-the glass had cooled ,

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