3D printed Jena landscape

3D printing investments

New research area at the Chair of Glass Chemistry: Additive manufacturing of glasses.
3D printed Jena landscape
Image: Franziska Scheffler


Over the last months, we installed extensive 3D printing infrastructure, with a focus on lithographic methods. Available printers include a multi-component stereolithographic set-up for printing ceramic/glassy objects (Lithoz), a 2-photon-lithography set-up (Nanoscribe) and commodity sterolithographic printers for polymer materials. Research involving these printers includes high-throughput screening for new glass formulations, resin formulation for printing non-silica glasses on different scales, optimization of sintering protocols, and the printing of microstructured objects with adapted mechanical and optical properties. The printers are of course also available for regular printing jobs.