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Old 08-03-2013, 12:25 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, 03:32 PM   #2
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Amazing technology!


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Old 08-03-2013, 10:05 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, 10:09 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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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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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?
Taxy, I was just being flippant! It WOULD be wonderful to do, but think of how many of us are really active (and if I'm going to get any gardening or garage sale organizing done I'm going go have to go cold turkey from DC for a while) and would be chipping in? A dozen? 15 or 20? Besides, I'm basically cheap. I wasn't planning on parting with any real money.
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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.
Maybe you need to update your drivers !

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I'm waiting until we can load up dark chocolate in a 3D printer....
Ok .. now we are talking serious stuff !!!
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