A Working Definition:

Vitraglyphic  is a form of rapid prototyping or solid free form fabrication.  In this process developed at the University of Washington, finely powdered glass (or glasses) is (are) mixed with any set of a variety of powdered adhesive materials.  The resulting mixture is loaded into a 3D printer.   The printer deposits a binder into the powdered mixture in the areas where the object exists within the build space (or an anti-binder into the areas where the objects is absent).  Once the object has dried (or set), it is then sintered via a kiln firing process at the appropriate temperature.  The sintered object could then be post-processed to apply a variety of finishes.

11 Comments on Vitraglyphic – 3D Printing in Glass

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  3. Danny says:

    hi, looking to make a part out of glass. shoot me your email and i’ll send you drawings.

  4. Danny says:

    hi, looking to make a part out of glass. shoot me your email and i’ll send you drawings.

  5. Kartheek Suresh says:

    I am very fascinated about 3D printing of Glass. Can you share some more details on this please. Here is my Email. I am presently doing my Masters in Germany and I am working on LASERS to print various other materials

    • ganter says:

      K, there are multiple posts on glass. Please make sure you read through the comments. SLS on glass should work well. Good luck.

  6. Kartheek Suresh says:

    I am very fascinated about 3D printing of Glass. Can you share some more details on this please. Here is my Email. I am presently doing my Masters in Germany and I am working on LASERS to print various other materials

    • ganter says:

      K, there are multiple posts on glass. Please make sure you read through the comments. SLS on glass should work well. Good luck.

  7. Moises Colón says:

    where I can buy a 3d printer for glass.

  8. Moises Colón says:

    where I can buy a 3d printer for glass.

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