MIT’s Mediated Matter Group has unveiled their never-before-seen glass 3D printing process, and it's incredibly hypnotic. The newly-released video shows the glass printer known as the G3DP at work as it heats and cools preexisting glass to form elegant sculptures.
It functions by heating the substance in the upper “Kiln Cartidge” and heating and cooling it in a lower chamber to soften the glass into a workable material. The result is beautiful, honey-like glass goop.
It’s so entrancing that anyone watching in person might feel tempted to reach out and touch it, though that's highly discouraged considering the machine operates at 1900 degrees Fahrenheit. For now, we’ll enjoy the masterwork from the safety of our computers.