Swarovski Glass Deposition Modeling

Stefanie Pender is researching novel additive manufacturing techniques with glass as a Swarovski Innovator in Residence.  Designing with Autodesk Fusion 360 and Dynamo, she will prototype tooling and molding using the BUILD Space equipment: Glass/ceramic kilns, waterjet, Haas CNC mill and CNC Onsrud router.  Informed by her background in traditional glassmaking, Stefanie integrates automated robotic processes with computational material design to investigate the light-manipulating properties of 3D printed glass filament for the possible applications of lighting, architecture, interior decor, and jewelry.