DIY science

3D Glass

Glass Melting 3D

MICRON3DP is working on a 3D printer that uses glass as it’s medium of choice.  This is a potential breakthrough in the 3D printing world.  Currently, 3D printing is limited to soft, low melting point plastics.  These plastics aren’t the suited for many things and that makes the applications limited.  But, being able to use glass, which has a melting point of thousands of degrees Fahrenheit means that it’s one step closer to using metal and being able to 3D print parts that were never before possible.

Now, granted, the quality isn’t up to spec yet, but this is the prototype stage, hopefully it won’t be long before this has advanced enough where we can 3D print buildings.

Glass 3D


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