The MIT researchers have developed a new system, G3DP2, for 3D-printing transparent glass on an engineering scale.
What You Need To Know About MIT’s 3D-printing System For GlassThe Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new system, G3DP2, for 3D-printing transparent glass on an engineering scale.
In a research paper called “Additive Manufacturing of Transparent Glass Structures” researchers Chikara Inamura, Michael Stern, Daniel Lizardo, Peter Houk and Neri Oxman explain a system for 3D printing glass that provides far added control over the hot material and the final product.
The study also revealed that the system consists of two parts including a closed, heated box which holds molten glass, and another thermally controlled box which prints the object.
It further revealed that the researchers were able to convert molten glass into 3-metre-tall columns using the system.
The MIT is often ranked among the world’s top universities.