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3D Printing With Sugar

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BrainiacV
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Technology improves
BrainiacV   10/25/2013 11:29:41 AM
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The images are vastly more intricate than the hot air sintering system I read about years earlier.

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2007/solid-freeform-fabrication-diy-on-the-cheap-and-made-of-pure-sugar/

 

mr_bandit
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Hive-76
mr_bandit   12/4/2013 5:30:20 PM
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The hackerspace Hive-76 in Philly did this a couple of years ago with a medical researcher to print blood vessels in sugar as prototypes to work on 3D printing kidneys.

The same can be used to create blood systems for replacemen hearts. There is a current technique to take a heart, disolve away the heart tissue, leaving the blood vessels, and regrow the heart tissue with the patient's stem cells. Still requires a doner heart. This method can create the blood vessels from scratch.

Trenth
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Re: not new and not interesting
Trenth   1/14/2014 5:55:02 PM
Sugar could make a very cheap, and safe water soluable support material.

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