Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 9:20 EDT

Latest Mark Ganter Stories

17a99417a1dacda3177ecb8bc1f0ebd71
2009-09-25 05:56:07

A team of engineers and artists working at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory has developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer. The technique allows a new type of material to be used in such devices. The team's method, which it named the Vitraglyphic process, is a follow-up to the Solheim Lab's success last spring printing with ceramics. "It became clear that if we could get a material into powder form at about 20 microns we could...

3785a3701f5a10d7519aa2199f1139cf
2009-04-01 09:16:29

This story is, literally, stone age meets digital age: University of Washington researchers are combining the ancient art of ceramics and the new technology of 3-D printing. Along the way, they are making 3-D printing dramatically cheaper. About five years ago, Mark Ganter, a UW mechanical engineering professor and longtime practitioner of 3-D printing, became frustrated with the high cost of commercial materials and began experimenting with his own formulas. He and his students gradually...