Through a glass clearly: The challenge of glass 3D-printing

Michael P. Avery, Susanne Klein, Robert Richardson, Paul Bartlett, Steve Simske

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Abstract

With the recent rapid development and interest in 3D-printing, the technology is greatly improving, however, challenges such as expanding the material palette available and producing prints with controllable and reproducible properties still remain. For glass 3D-printing, optical properties are key to a print's usefulness and success. Herein we provide a brief overview to direct and indirect methods for glass 3D-printing, describe how printing paste composition influences the opacity of the resulting print and report our efforts to use X-ray micro CT and thermogravimetric analysis to better understand how changes in paste composition lead to the changes in microstructure that are believed to control the bulk glass properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
PublisherThe Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Pages280-284
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780892083169
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event31st International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2015, NIP 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: 27 Sep 20151 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameNIP & Digital Fabrication Conference
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Number1
Volume2015
ISSN (Print)2169-4451

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2015, NIP 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period27/09/151/10/15

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