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Forum: Official Announcements
 Topic: Introducing 3D Printing Porcelain & Saying Goodbye to Our Current Ceramics
Re: Introducing 3D Printing Porcelain & Saying Goodbye to Our Current Ceramics [message #105517 is a reply to message #105510 ] Thu, 18 December 2014 00:09 UTC
avatar Bathsheba  is currently offline Bathsheba
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I haven't heard anything lately.

It'd be desirable, but all the experiments I've heard of worked by powder sintering, and it's apparently difficult, in the strong material-science sense, to make clear glass out of powder. And let's face it, we don't really want opaque glass: ceramic won that niche by being tougher and cheaper and prettier and cheaper and food-safe and cheaper.

Anyway, I'm not holding my breath.


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Re: Introducing 3D Printing Porcelain & Saying Goodbye to Our Current Ceramics [message #105520 is a reply to message #103060 ] Thu, 18 December 2014 06:44 UTC
avatar MrNib  is currently offline MrNib
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Maybe HP will figure out the tricks to get clear glass. I'm guessing SW decided to try the porcelain thing before trying to commit to another ceramic vendor or moving the ceramic processing in house. I'd be happy with almost any material as long as it's food (and alcohol) safe.

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