3D Printing Glass

So while this does not necessarily fit the normal MO… It however is really cool and the results once lit are absolutely beautiful!

An MIT group has developed a method of printing in glass. While the concept is much the same as blown glass, it can take a computerized nozzle and print all sorts of shapes. More than that the resulting products which typically fit vases, bowls, and so forth refract light in some amazing ways. It is however limited to layering, so getting highly detailed may not be as easy or possible. Glass also tends to be rather difficult because it “melts” and the shape may change slightly when cooling.

Less of me and more of the video below…

GLASS from Mediated Matter Group on Vimeo.

Source: mit.edu, mashable.com

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