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Author Topic: 3D freeform rapid prototyping for CANDY! Suger-rush here I come!  (Read 2251 times)

gjehle

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Solid freeform fabrication: DIY, on the cheap, and made of pure sugar
In February we gave a sneak preview of our project to construct a home-built three dimensional fabricator. Our design goals were (1) a low cost design leveraging recycled components (2) large printable volume emphasized over high resolution, and (3) ability to use low-cost printing media including granulated sugar. We are extremely pleased to be able to report that it has been a success: Our three dimensional fabricator is now fully operational and we have used it to print several large, low-resolution, objects out of pure sugar.



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Re: 3D freeform rapid prototyping for CANDY! Suger-rush here I come!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 06:12:10 PM »
wake me when it can use chocolate.

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Re: 3D freeform rapid prototyping for CANDY! Suger-rush here I come!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 06:35:57 PM »
wake me when it can use chocolate.

Wake up, mouser!

It's already being done in chocolate.  ;D

And you can build one yourself! (as soon as you are finished with the bookcase)  :P

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Price tags for these machines average around $100,000, but you can build your own Fab@Home for about $2,300 worth of off-the-shelf parts. The prototype, designed by Evan Malone, a Ph.D. candidate in Lipson's Computational Synthesis Laboratory, is slower than the commercial models, and its resolution, or ability or produce fine detail, is lower, but people are finding practical -- and often unexpected -- uses for it.



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Re: 3D freeform rapid prototyping for CANDY! Suger-rush here I come!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 03:10:34 PM »
I want to immortalize my WoW avatar in sugar and chocolate!