Glass Powder Injection Molding – Ceramic Processing Applied to Glass Components
Conventional shaping of glass components involves a glass melt. The glassmaker is familiar with technologies like drawing, blowing, pressing, floating, casting, and rolling of molten glass. Such shaping techniques are limited with respect to the geometric complexity of the desired components. For processing of sharp edges the glass components need additional finishing steps. Also shaping of holes and undercuts are uncommon for the mentioned glass forming techniques. Powder based shaping methods are an alternative. The article shows how ceramic injection molding can be applied to glass powders.