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Old 08-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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3D Printing with Sugar

This is very cool. It's made of sugar, using a 3D printer. Could be interesting on a cake.



These delicate geometric forms are "3D printed" from sugar

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Old 08-03-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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This is very cool. It's made of sugar, using a 3D printer. Could be interesting on a cake.



These delicate geometric forms are "3D printed" from sugar

Wowza .. now that's cool !!!
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:09 PM   #4
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Whoa! Love it!

I tried it with my printer, poured sugar on it, put in the picture, it didn't work.
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I wonder how much a 3D printer costs.

I just Googled it. They seem to start at ~$2,500. Oh well.
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That is great!
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #7
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I wonder how much a 3D printer costs.

I just Googled it. They seem to start at ~$2,500. Oh well.
I'm waiting until we can load up dark chocolate in a 3D printer....
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How cool is that? Pretty cool, I say. Wait, we need to take up a collection to buy one for bakechef. He can make the flowers for the wedding cake!
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How cool is that? Pretty cool, I say. Wait, we need to take up a collection to buy one for bakechef. He can make the flowers for the wedding cake!
I think that would be a wonderful thing to do. But isn't the wedding in about three weeks? I don't think we can collect that much and get it shipped in time for him to use it for wedding cake flowers. On the other hand, if we had a few months to collect it, we could give it to him as a belated wedding present. I think he could find uses for it.

So, do we want to try to do this? Or is it just too much money to try to collect from a forum?
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One of our longstanding members, GB, works (worked) for a company that makes 3D printers. Some of the stuff he showed us was amazing.

3D printers have graduated from making a model of an item for demonstration purposes to making working parts for actual products.

Google 3D printer and click on images to see a selection of what's possible.
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