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3d printers

Postby S.TImmerman » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:06 am

With 3d printers getting cheaper and larger Im very tempted to get one. What can a glass artist use one for? Besides making designs you can then make a mold with.

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Re: 3d printers

Postby Bert Weiss » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:18 am

I saw an inquiry wondering about what binder paste to use in order to 3d print using glass frits. When this gets figured out, you will be able to create a frit matrix form, invest it with a uniform thickness investment, and cast it. I would guess that there is a sweet spot temperature where it will all stick together, and not shrink or gloss too much, on a form like a bowl or goblet.

Since copying is so easy with such a technique, artists will have to really step it up to transcend mediocrity, after this gets going mainstream.
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Postby Brad Walker » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:34 am

Bert Weiss wrote:I saw an inquiry wondering about what binder paste to use in order to 3d print using glass frits.


Spectrum oriented, but I suspect Bullseye would be the same: http://open3dp.me.washington.edu/2009/1 ... recipe-v2/

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Postby Bert Weiss » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:50 pm

Brad Walker wrote:
Bert Weiss wrote:I saw an inquiry wondering about what binder paste to use in order to 3d print using glass frits.


Spectrum oriented, but I suspect Bullseye would be the same: http://open3dp.me.washington.edu/2009/1 ... recipe-v2/
The article didn't mention investment. I don't imagine you can fire to tack fuse and still maintain a shape without something to help support it? Perhaps you could fill it with an appropriate sand like material that wouldn't stick and contracts more than the glass when cooling?
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Postby Tom Fuhrman » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:15 pm

spend the big bucks and make yourself some new body parts. I find at my age most of what I have left is worn out. Since our bodies are our most important tool, think, what can I make to do what my busted body can no longer do. design and produce parts to make a contraption that will do repetitive cuts for you is an example. make robotic parts with the 3-D printer, controls are getting very inexpensive and some ofit can be done with your i-phone. drones are down to $150 with 0ne camera,what can you do with it that involves glass? get creative.
make prototypes that use numerous textures and shapes before investing in molds and casting in glass. Then decide which you think is best and make the molds. good for analysis if you plan to run any moderate to high production.


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