Molten glass 3-D printer produces optically transparent glass

A new additive manufacturing technique uses an innovative process for printing molten glass at sufficiently high temperatures, layering it to produce strong 3D-printed glass objects able to transmit light.

The modular, scalable printer, combined with a Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) printing process, makes it possible to tailor the size, shape, and properties of the printed glass parts, as described in an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.The article is available free on the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing website until September 25, 2015.

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600450 Molten glass 3-D printer produces optically transparent glass
Date: 27 August 2015

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