Created by the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with the Glass Lab at MIT, the Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass is a Glass 3D printer that can be used to create architectural components in optically transparent glass. This video explains how the printer functions.
By changing design and print parameters, G3DP can limit or control light transmission, reflection and refraction. The printer uses a dual heated chamber. The upper chamber acts as a 1900°F kiln while the lower chamber serves to anneal the structures. The print head is an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle.
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