3D Glass  

  • Category Design for AMSoftware Development
  • Equipment Used
    • MSC Marc

Added Scientific’s role in this project is to model flow through these printed structures.

This collaborative project aims to develop a range of glass-based additive manufacturing techniques, allowing complex 3D shapes to be additively manufactured out of almost any glass (silica, borosilicate, soda-lime-silicate, bioactive glasses, phosphate based glass) and without using a binder. This could have applications in a wide variety of industries including biomedical, pharmaceutical and decorative glass applications.

One particular application area of interest is in the printing of custom microfluidic devices and flow reactors. Added Scientific’s role in this project is to model flow through these printed structures and to develop user-friendly software tools that can automatically design printable devices. This brings together our expertise in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Who we've worked with

Team involved in research

  • Prof. Ricky Wildman


    Ricky’s 20 years in particle and fluid mechanics gives insight into the basic workings of 3D Printing technology.

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  • Prof. Ian Ashcroft

    Founder & Director

    Ian is a world leading expert in the testing and understanding of solid materials, with an interest in materials testing and characterization.

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  • Dr Sarah Everton

    Senior Research Engineer

    Sarah utilises her broad knowledge of Additive Manufacturing processes and materials to scope cutting-edge customer projects.

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“Bespoke software tools for specific Additive Manufacturing applications are increasingly important – Added Scientific’s expertise in this area can help companies to solve their design challenges.”

Prof. Ian Ashcroft

Founder & Director