After looking at the SYGLASS2 3D printer from Sygnis, I am astonished at what it can 3D print: kilometers of optical fiber.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent events and how they are changing glass production.
A fascinating experiment at the Historical Museum of the City of San Francisco in Argentina showed it’s possible to obtain high quality 3D scans through glass.
Glass 3D printing is a very challenging technology but researchers have found a different way to 3D print that common material.
Researchers have found a way to 3D print glass objects almost instantly using a volumetric process.
Charles R. Goulding and Mindy Zhu look at various projects attempting to create 3D printed glass objects.
Researchers at Rice University have developed a unique approach for 3D printing extremely small and complex structures in glass.
Nanoscribe announced the availability of a new kit to explore 3D printed glass microstructures.
There’s a design studio that focuses on use of 3D printed molten glass.
Glassomer has produced a resin usable in any SLA or DLP 3D printing process that can 3D print pure glass objects. We found out how it works.
What options are available for 3D print materials containing long reinforcing fibers?
Have you ever broken a 3D printer build plate? We did! Our glass build plate had a sad case of over-adhesion on a PLA print that could not be removed.
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss innovations in 3D printing with glass.
A startup is using magnetic fields to 3D print extremely strong objects.
Researchers in Australia seem to have developed another technique for 3D printing glass.
Research from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie suggests the possibility of cold 3D printed glass objects.
Researchers have developed a way to create a unique material, metallic glass.
This is interesting: a reinforced PLA material using glass fiber.
HP today made some interesting announcements that tell us quite a bit about their long term strategy, which just might work. HP is like the elephant in the room within the industry. They’re really big – financially. When they move, it’s important. While they are quite a bit smaller than the existing players in the… Continue reading There Really Could Be Something To HP’s Long Term Strategy
I’m reading an article on Forbes describing a new process for 3D printing glass that could be quite useful.
An experimental 3D sugar printing process has been developed, but not for the reason you think it will be used.
Secretive Israeli company MICRON3DP is working towards releasing the first 3D glass printer in a few short months.
Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering have developed a new technique for strengthening 3D printed resin.
Researchers at MIT unveiled an incredible new 3D printing process that uses glass as the print material. We’re asking some questions about its capabilities.
A wonderful video from Doctoral Student Meghan Trainor and Professor Mark Ganter of the University of Washington shows the entire process of producing 3D printed ceramics. The initial fragile print made from a glass powder formula is placed into a furnace for firing and solidification. An ongoing issue with the process, which is still… Continue reading The Vitraglyphic Process: Revealed
An amazing video shows a behind the scenes look at the creation of a glass car – no kidding! It’s almost completely made of glass. Shell Oil wanted to really show everyone how their engine oil works by making a see-through car, including, of course, the engine itself. The engine turns over, and you can… Continue reading The Glass Car
The big news this week was clearly Shapeways surprise announcement: they now provide glass as print material! Glass printing has been the subject of much investigation and experimentation this year, and now it appears that Shapeways has made enough progress to offer commercial 3D printing using it. Even better, the glass used is recycled… Continue reading Glass Objects from Shapeways
ProMetal is an innovative manufacturing company that uses advanced techniques such as additive manufacturing to get an edge. In a wide-ranging interview and analysis, RapidToday profiles ProMetal and their recent challenges: Identifying the right sales channels to meet the market Enabling customized versions of products Keeping consumer costs low It seems that selling 3D items… Continue reading ProMetal’s Experience
The guys at Open3DP seem to have made a breakthrough in their quest to develop glass-based 3D printing. Every week they seem to make progress, and this week we see a “semi translucent blue glass ring”. There’s no details on their blog to describe how they managed to create this magical item, but if… Continue reading One Blue Ring
The folks at Open3DP continue to investigate ways to produce 3D glass printing, and they’ve been quite successful so far. A recent post shows their work, but as one can clearly see in their image, a problem is shrinkage during the post-printing firing phase. Yes, that’s right – the image on the right shows the… Continue reading Shrunken Heads at Opend3DP!
The folks at the University of Washington continue their experiments with 3D printing with glass, and it’s looking even better now. Here are some of their latest results: A glass pot, this time fired at a different heating temperature curve than previous experiments. Notice the glassy sheen. They’re getting close! A test glass puck, post-firing… Continue reading More Glass 3D Printing Experiments
Doctoral student Meghan Trainor describes her experience producing her first Vitraglyphic 3D print. Wait a moment, you ask, “what’s a Vitraglyphic 3D print?” Vitraglyphic printing is a new approach to 3D printing that permits production of glass or ceramic type objects, being pioneered at the University of Washington. Meghan writes: This was my first Vitraglyphic… Continue reading Vitraglyphic Prints Still Opaque
We’ve seen many different materials being used as the print medium for 3D printers, including the obvious (titanium, wax, plastic) and a few rather bizarre ones (paper, nutella, pasta and sugar), but we haven’t really noticed Glass yet. Until now. According to PhysOrg.com news: A team of engineers and artists working at the University of… Continue reading Glass Printing