Modern 3D rinters allow you to obtain objects from a wide variety of materials, not only from plastic, but even from metal. However, until now it was impossible to create glass figures with a 3D printer. German scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology decided to correct the situation. They managed to develop a technology that allows to obtain three-dimensional objects using 3D printing.
The researchers created special liquid “ink” based on glass nanoparticles placed in the photocurable prepolymer. After printing a three-dimensional object, it is placed in an oven, where all extraneous materials are melted and burned.