Printing of large glass structures

A few years ago, MIT developed a new and innovative system for 3D printing transparent glass (Innovative Materials 4 2015). It was – according to MIT – at the time the first additive manufacturing (AM) technology that could create strong, solid glass structures, directly from the digital design. In the meantime, a new step has been taken. MIT developed the so-called G3DP2, a new 3D printing “platform” intended for digital fabrication of transparent glass structures on what MIT calls “industrial scale.” During the Milan Design Week 2017, several three-meter-high glass constructions were exhibited, made by this G3DP2. Recently, G3DP2 was described and discussed in an article published in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing entitled ‘Additive Manufacturing of Transparent Glass Structures’.

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