G3DP Project: Mediated Matter & MIT Glass Lab Develop Advanced Glass 3D Printer


From plastics to metals to clays, concrete and biological material, researchers are... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print glass 3d printed glass 3D printing and additive manufacturing g3dp project glass 3d printer glass 3d printing mediated matter mit mit 3d printing neri oxmanWhen it comes to the selection of materials compatible with 3D printing, things seem to really be picking up as of late.

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10 Best Glues for Glass

3D Printing Hub

Glass can be a simultaneously wonderful and frustrating material to work with. There is also a lot of drama involved when glass breaks. In this article we have compiled a list of the best glass glue brands, so all you have to do is pick one (or several). Compatibility: Glass.

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Product Design Beyond Plastic—Exploring Materials

3D Innovations

Plastic is a popular go-to material for many new products and inventions—however, there are many more material options to choose from based on your product design, product specifications, intended use and performance maximization.

HP could disrupt 3D printing industry with 3D printed glass

3D Printing Review

The available position, titled “Robotics Scientist for 3D Printing,” includes the following in the job description: “HP Labs’ research into printing of inorganic materials is working towards hybrid printing of glass (and other inorganic materials) onto items that are already mass produced.

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Low cost DIY print platform made from iPad replacement glass

DIY 3D Printing

User cvbrg on Instructables made a detailed guide how to use iPad replacement glass as 3d printer build plate. Simple glass or mirror will degrade and probably brake after time due to thermal stress, so advanced glasses for tablets like "Gorilla glass" could be much better choice.

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Could bulk metallic glass 3D printing be Desktop Metal’s next move?

3D Printing Industry

When heated, these metals behave more like glass or plastic, meaning they have great potential for use in extrusion-based 3D printing methods. John Hart amorphous metals Andrew Roberts BMG BMGs bulk metallic glass bulk metallic glasses Christopher A. A research paper co-authored by researchers at Yale University, MIT and engineers at Massachusetts 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal, demonstrates the possibility of 3D printing amorphous metals.

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All About Acrylic Plastic

3D Printing Hub

It has a relatively lower impact strength (as seen in the bar graph below) but a higher impact resistance than glass. A bullet-proof “glass” is an example of such an application. Acrylic is also lighter than glass, with a density less than half that of glass. The result of that process was the creation of an acrylic sheet, which ended up separating from the glass. Hence, CNC machines are a good fit with acrylic plastics.

Behind the Product: Glass Vase Mold

Shapeways Blog

Tim’s creativity and capacity to bring together 3D printing and glassblowing has proven to be a success and this can be seen in his newest work of 3D printed steel molds used to create hand blown glass vases. Are others in the glass community using 3D printing?

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This is cool — Michael Mueller’s Premium Strong & Flexible 3D printed glasses

Shapeways Blog

Michael recently shared his Premium Strong & Flexible glasses on Facebook, and we are super excited to share his results with you: Look at that sheen! Michael fitted his own lenses into the glasses. You can find out more about Premium Strong & Flexible plastic here.

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All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. It is also a shatter-proof material and hence can replace glass when used to make containers. The post All About Polyester (PET) Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

Digi-Fab goes to Pilchuck Glass School

Open 3DP

{Pilchuck Glass School}. In Session 3 of the 2015 summer program at Pilchuck Glass School, a new class on Digital Fabrication was offered. Peeking into the lost-pla investment glass kiln to check on the kiln cast glass}. 3D printed hydroperm molds for kiln casting glass}.

PLA on glass


A while ago Jordan Miller emailed me to say that PLA can be printed on hot glass. I found a piece of glass the same size as HydraRaptor''s bed that was 5mm thick. As you can see ABS does not stick to glass at 140°C. glass heated bed PLA

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All About Nylon (PA) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Nylon may not be the most slippery of all the plastics commercially available, but it is still good enough to be used with parts where there is a lot of wear and movement. Nylon can also be mixed and combined with other engineering plastics. Production costs can also be kept low as nylon is one of the cheapest plastics available commercially. The nylon that is used for injection molding is often filled with a certain amount of glass fiber.

Glass 3D Print build surfaces - are not all the same - and a solution for PETG


Glass damage with PET is not fun :-( In this post I investigated some common glass build surfaces - Starting with a little history to see how we ended up using borosilicate glass and why that's not always such a good choice for 3D Printing.

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ASTERID 1100 3d printer by Plastic Scribbler

DIY 3D Printing

In addition to the Smart controller, the heater cartridge and heated bed the Asterid 1100 also upgrades the print surface to borosilicate glass which provides a ultra flat build surface that has a very low thermal expansion coefficient.

Day 247 - Geek glasses fix!


Today we printed a modern 3D-printed version of the classic "taped glasses" fix. A little plastic piece fell off C''s glasses and got lost, and without it the arm of the glasses springs out to the side, which is funny but not so great for reading.

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The future is still plastics; maybe more than ever

3D Perspectives

In the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” the title character got this career advice: just one word…plastics. Plastic keeps evolving, gaining new properties and new uses. Count on finding more plastic in vehicles. The process doesn’t work if the plastic has exploded or broken to bits.

Polylactic Acid (PLA): The Environment-friendly Plastic

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Glass Transition. One of the major advantages of PLA is its biodegradable nature and the sustainable process by which it is made, making it the environmentally friendly choice of plastic. Under the right circumstances, PLA can break down into its natural elements in less than a month in contrast to the centuries it will take for traditional plastics to decompose. The post Polylactic Acid (PLA): The Environment-friendly Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider. What is PLA?

Recycling Plastic for 3D Printing - Why not the default?


In this post I will be looking at Re-filament Refil PET (Recycled plastic for 3D Printing) In a subject I'm very keen to promote, this time we are looking at recycling of plastic into filaments for 3D Printing. I was rather delighted to win a roll of Refil Re-filament PET plastic.

All About Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Interestingly, it is a plastic commodity which uses one of the least amounts of non-renewable fossil fuel. The flexible version is known as plasticized polymer because it is made by adding various additives such as phthalates and other plasticizers. Addition of these plasticizers makes the polyvinyl chloride softer and increases its ability to bend. Goodrich Company found a way to blend PVC with various additives and plasticize it. Glass Transition Temperature.

XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

3D Printing Industry

Owens Corning, a leading supplier of glass fiber for composites, has developed the XSTRAND™ line of fiberglass 3D printer filaments to fulfil manufacturing’s demand for functional […]. Materials 3NTR ABS composite material Electronics FDM FFF fiber glass fiber reinforced plastic Filament functional prototyping GF30-PA6 GF30-PP Owens Corning PA6 PP Raise3d tooling Ultimaker XSTRAND XSTRAND filament Zortrax

Advancing Manufacturing in the Glass City

Design 2 Part News

Take Pilkington Glass in the suburb of Rossford. In the late 19th century Edwin Ford started making glass on this site to take advantage of the area’s abundant sand a nd natural gas reserves. Other glass makers followed, and Toledo was soon known as the Glass City.

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3T RPD Launches Buy-online site for plastic products

Rapid Prototyping News UK

3T RPD, the UK’s leading supplier of 3D printing also known as Additive Manufacturing , has launched a new consumer website allowing customers to order their plastic 3D printing online. buyonline and see your plastic 3D print come to life.

Owens Corning fiberglass reinforced 3D printing filament boosts performance

3D Printing Industry

Materials Arnaud Moenne-Loccoz cold test extreme sports Fiberglass GF30-PP glass fiber high performance plastics Nicolas Puget Owens Corning Rossignol skis ULTEM XSTRAND XSTRAND filamentFunctional prototypes are an important application for industrial 3D printing. Materials used in components for aircraft, automotive, electronics or sports – must be reliable and cost effective for product development.

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun


3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3d print optics 3d print windows 3D printed plastics clear 3d printing filament glass Objet 3D printer plastic 3d printing post processing prototype smart technology smart window Stratasys 3D printer Stratasys Objet30 Pro 3D Printer transparency University of Delaware

3D Printing With Potato Power — Do Potato Based Plastics Work Well As Filament?

3D Printing Review

This bioplastic is made in the northwest of Ireland by Biome Plastics and they sell it through the website, 3DomFilaments. It can also be sanded and has a high enough Glass Transition temperature to allow it to be normally sanded and even tumbled in various mediums.

Technical Possibilities for Making 3D Printed Engineering Components Based on Reused Polypropylene


3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3D printing in engineering Delft University of Technology glass fiber polypropylene PP recycled plastic research paper The New Raw tu delftFrom bacteria and metamaterials to shape-shifting and support-free, the innovative researchers at TU Delft have worked with a wide variety of 3D printing materials over the years. Now, their focus is. View the entire article via our website.

Frame Punk’s 3D Printed Glasses


Our frames are all made from a specific type of polyamide plastics which has a flour-like appearance in a raw state. Still, we wouldn''t sell the glasses printed on our own 3D printer as the quality is not good enough.

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10 Stunning 3D Prints in Polyamide (Nylon Plastic)


Since this nylon plastic comes in 26 different finishes and can be used so universally, we thought it was about time to pay attention to some of its outstanding designs. Polyamide is the all-rounder when it comes to 3D printing materials.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): A Tough and Diverse Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Each one of these monomers serve to impart an advantage to ABS: acrylonitrile provides chemical and thermal stability, butadiene increase toughness and impact strength, and styrene gives the plastic a nice and glossy finish. ABS plastics became widely available in the 1950s.

How to make a solar water desalination and purification still from a plastic bottle and 3d printed ring container

DIY 3D Printing

CreatorLes made this interesting project which uses waste plastic bottles and simple 3d printed part to make a solar still that can be used as an cheap water desalinator or purifier. He also presents a method of ppurifyingwater without need for 3d printed parts and three (glass?)

ColorFabb LW-PLA Expanding Foaming Plastic Filament for 3D Printing - Part 1 Testing and experimentation


If you are using a glass or PEI print surface, I would strongly recommend using a surface treatment – I tested glue stick, various sprays and lacquers - then found that standard Magigoo for PLA worked the best for me.

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.-World’s First Success in Development and Formation of Platinum-based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

Platinum-based metallic glass powder material (Photo courtesy of Tanaka Holdings Co., This marks the world’s first formation of platinum-based metallic glass using 3D printers. The potential of platinum-based metallic glass.

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New Year New Plastic


It has a relatively high glass transition, 100-114°C, again depending where you read. The general rule of thumb to make plastic weld to itself is that the average of the temperature of the hot part and the cold part has to be higher than the melting point.

High-Tech Solutions Focus on Fixing Eye Problems in Developing Countries

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi tries on a pair of Aldens adjustable glasses designed using SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. How do the glasses work? SOLIDWORKS eye problems glasses plastics

Onsite User Visit: Reinventing the Prescription Lens

The Solidworks Blog

Nightmare scenario for those who wear contact lenses or glasses: lost contacts/broken frames away from home with no backup. Adlens has taken the centuries-old static lens design and developed it into an adjustable solution with help from SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Layer-at-Once Plastic Sintering

Wohlers Talk

Speed Part (Sweden) has developed a process called Selective Mask Sintering that sinters an entire layer of plastic powder at once. The company uses glass-filled nylon powder, an infrared lamp, and masks to produce each layer. Loughborough University (England) is also working on alayer-at-once plastic sintering process. The masks are generated using a Xerox photocopying process and represent the inverse of the cross sections being produced.