3D printed glass: surface finish and bulk properties as a function of the printing process

S. Klein, M. Avery, R. Richardson, P. Bartlett, R. Frei, S. Simske

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    3D-printing, along with other additive manufacturing (AM) and rapid prototyping (RP) techniques, involves building up structures in a layer by layer fashion based upon a computer design file. Such techniques are well suited to the production of one-off, complex structures that would often be difficult to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. There has been rapid growth and interest in this field during recent years and a range of techniques are now available which make use of many common materials such as plastic, metal, wood and ceramic. However, relatively little has been done to develop AM using glass. Glass is usually printed at room temperature and requires a second step, the firing process, to achieve the final result. Depending on which 3D printing technique is used to produce the so called greenware and what support material surrounds the object during firing the surface finish and the bulk properties differ greatly. We will report different techniques and the physical properties (Young’s modulus, opacity and density) of glass generated by them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSPIE Proceedings Vol. 9398
    Subtitle of host publicationMeasuring, Modeling, and Reproducing Material Appearance 2015
    EditorsMaria V. Ortiz Segovia, Philipp Urban, Francisco H. Imai
    PublisherSociety of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2015
    EventMeasuring, modeling, and reproducing material appearance 2015 - Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 9 Feb 201510 Feb 2015


    ConferenceMeasuring, modeling, and reproducing material appearance 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco


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