Additive manufacturing with glass as a material: AM offers enormous design freedom in the production of components and is establishing itself in more and more scientific and economic sectors. The ever-growing trend towards individually manufactured components is a particular contributor to this. For most prototyping applications in the metal and plastics industries, 3D printing is therefore already the status quo. In the glass industry, things are different.
The economic realization of individual glass products to industrial quality standards is not feasible with the current processes for manufacturing glass products. Here, in particular, the high temperatures and strong temperature differences required for the accurate processing of glass represent a major challenge. To overcome this hurdle, the network partners are jointly researching both small- and large-scale additive manufacturing processes for use in the glass industry.
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