G3DP is a manufacturing platform designed to 3D "print" transparent glass developed by MIT researchers.
Not only that: it can make them graduated by varying their thickness and through other steps also modify the degree of opacity of a glass and its coloring, the index of transmission, reflection and refraction of light, and all the other parameters of any type of glass.
The platform is based on a thermal printer with two heating chambers: the upper one acts as an oven and "toner", the lower one serves to temper the glass produced. The system operates at a temperature of over 1000 degrees centigrade and can create a single product at each cycle. The molten material passes through a nozzle with aluminum and silica, reinforcing itself.
He is a robotic “master glassmaker”: an ancient art that can find applications and realizations unimaginable until now.