grantlsm on December 17, 2009

Above are two 3D printed (i.e. Vitraglyphic) glass skulls. The skull on the left is a “green” part, meaning that it has been 3D printed, but not fired. On the right is a “brown” part, which is a fired version of the skull on the left. The skull design comes from a metal belt buckle […]

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ganter on December 16, 2009

We have been busy in the background running a few tests.   We’ve been printing various test parts in the new glass.   We printed some “thin” 3×3″ (100x100mm) parts.   Grant fired them and the results are quite good. The white patches are light reflections.  It is translucent enough to almost read through it. If you look […]

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ganter on December 10, 2009

While watching TV the other day, I came across a program on Nat. Geo. about Easter Island (ie. Rapa Nui).   It was fascinating to see all the statues or “heads” (as they are sometimes called). These statues/megaliths are known as Moai. The web is a great place to find information (and models).   There are several […]

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ganter on December 8, 2009

We are working one of our glass suppliers to find “just the right” glass powder.   The real issue is what exactly is the best powder size distribution.   Please understand that it could take a quite a few attempts to get this issue “right”.     They are making some samples and we are testing these […]

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ganter on December 3, 2009

Ron Rael (@ UC Berekely) provides the following late breaking news.   Professor Rael has been an early collaborator with our lab. “Are we the first in the world to 3D print translucent porcelain? It took us a while, but we did it!” Assistant Professor Ronald Rael at the University of California at Berkeley and a […]

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barnett on December 1, 2009

In The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the plans for a new by-pass that will run through an English town are tucked away in the unlit basement of the planning commission’s office.  They are freely available, of course—just that no one who might have an interest would think to look there, and if they did, […]

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