Due to the high printing accuracy of the SLA technology itself, the shape of these glass products can be complicated and the size can be very small. In addition, if metal is incorporated into the raw materials, these glass products can also have different colors.
▲ text (left) and pretzel (right), scale 5 mm
▲Micro-optical diffraction structure (left, scale 100 nm), microlens (right, scale 100 nm)
According to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, this approach can be used in the future to make composite lenses and components for next-generation microprocessors that are needed for smartphones. But in fact, its application range is far more than that, from glass decorations to glass panels of various complex shapes used in buildings.