What we know as modern glass can be sourced to Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt around 4,500 years ago. Innovated by the folks at MIT, the latest leap forward is a glass printing process called G3DP, which prints optically transparent glass. Molten material is heated to 1900°F then squeezed through an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle, allowing for a nearly unlimited number of geometrical arrangements. Naturally, the potential applications within the eyewear, automotive, tech and other industries seem extremely promising. Watch the video below to find out more.

GLASS from Mediated Matter Group on Vimeo.

via http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/08/24/3d-printed-glass-is-now-a-reality/