Dr. Frederik Kotz-Helmer is Co-founder and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Glassomer which developed a novel method to shape transparent glasses like a polymer. For his work he has been awarded among others the Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review Europe and the Deutsche Studienpreis.
Day - 1 10 Feb
High-resolution 3D printing and injection molding of fused silica glass
Glassomer nanocomposites can be processed like a polymer e.g. by casting, 3D printing or injection molding. After the structuring process, the materials are turned into fused silica glass via thermal debinding and sintering. Sintered Glassomer is chemically and physically identical to commercial fused silica glass showing the same high transparency in the UV, visible and infrared combined with the same mechanical strength, hardness and chemical and thermal resistance. Glassomer enables many applications from optics and photonics to life sciences, chemistry and biotechnology.