The brilliant minds at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have released a hypnotizing new video of their latest invention: a 3D printer that uses molten glass as its medium. Created in collaboration with MIT’s Glass Lab, the Glass 3D Printer (G3DP) contains a 1900°F “kiln cartridge” that fires the substance into a malleable state. It’s then laid down in gooey, crystal-clear layers, akin to what glue guns produce. MIT used the machine to create several different shapes, each marvelous in their own right, to display the flexibility of the G3DP.
MIT’s Gooey 3D Glass Printer