The young wizards at MIT are now 3D-printing molten glass, which is one of the more unexpectedly beautiful uses of that technology. And while the process itself is really cool from a purely technological standpoint, it’s near the end of the video when the pieces are on display that we get to see some really beautiful refractory patterns. Check it out:

GLASS from Mediated Matter Group on Vimeo.

What I love about these patterns is that they were probably totally unintended, just a happy accident of unexpected beauty.