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Additively produced molds for glass production

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration March 2017 - December 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project has shown promising results for the use of 3D-printed sand moulds for use in glass industry. Important parameters have been identified to customize 3D-printed sand moulds and surface coatings to glass materials. The first look at the use of activators to strengthen the glass surface indicates that more thorough studies are necessary.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in identification of parameters important for future development and adaptation of 3D-printed sand moulds with glass materials. The results are expected to lay the foundation for a larger bridging project focusing on taking the new technology into glass production.

Planned approach and implementation

The planning of the pre-study worked well where an initial literature study increased the knowledge base and the subsequent experimental work identified important parameters to take into account when adapting a method originally developed for the metal industry to application in the artistic glass industry.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05440

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