1| propane heat source >1,500C

  2| CNC carriage mounting assembly for the modified extruder

  3| extrude arc to determine lateral shear under the influence of gravity

  4| extrude horizontal circle to determine lateral shear during the extrusion process


Quartz is a material research project that unites state of the art computer-aided rapid prototyping technology with silica glass—one of the most versatile material compounds used for millennia. Using open source CNC hardware and software, this extrusion process aims for a novel computer-aided design approach to form two- and three-dimensional glass artifacts that benefit from the material’s toughness, optical quality, and thermal stability.

#glass  #fabrication  #computer-aided design  #additive manufacturing  #electro-hardware engineering  → project site

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