Print 3D Objects in Glass with Shapeways
July 27, 2010

Print 3D Objects in Glass with Shapeways

Applications for Milky White Matte Glass include jewelry, figurines, and decorative objects. Produced from recycled bottle and plate glass, Milky White Matte Glass has a greenish tint and is 100 percent recyclable. Also, as with most 3D printing processes, there is no solid waste in the process — all glass powder can be recycled.

Milky White Matte Glass has a production lead time of 21 working days. Tiny spherical glass particles are bound together with an organic binder, and cured in an oven.

Shapeways community members can also produce objects in Full Color Sandstone; Stainless Steel; White, Strong & Flexible (dyed options include Bright White, Night Black, Blue Jeans, Limestone and Terracotta), a nylon-based plastic; Grey Robust, a strong ABS plastic; as well as White Detail, Transparent Detail, and Black Detail acrylic-based plastics. Comparatively, 3D printing in glass costs half the price of printing in stainless steel, and is about two to three times the price of printing in various plastics.