3-D printers are still limited to a fairly narrow range of materials. The challenge with printing glass has been that glass material requires extremely high temperatures at over 1000 °C. It also requires special printing nozzle that handles high temperatures and resists the glass sticking to it. What are the possibilities brought on by 3D printing glass?
A New Approach to 3D Printing Removes the Limitations of Gravity
The potential for 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing is astounding—if the technology can overcome a few limitations. Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have come up with a novel way to both speed up the 3D printing process, and free it from the restrictions imposed by gravity.
Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for the 787
Boeing expects to shave $2 to $3 million off each 787 Dreamliner's manufacturing costs by 2018, thanks to 3D-printed titanium. The company has teamed up with No...