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MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass

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Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP) platform.

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Made by MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group, the MIT Glass Lab, the Wyss Institute and the university’s Mechanical Engineering department, the G3DP printer is a hybrid of a kiln and a 3D Printer. It has two heated chambers. The upper chamber heats up to 1900ºF to dispense the molten glass, while the lower chamber serves to anneal the object being printed.

MIT will put several G3DP-made objects on display next year at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

[via MIT via Engadget]



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