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Beth Stackpole
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Re: 3D Printing
Beth Stackpole   3/28/2012 6:44:27 AM
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Crazy, isn't it. And this is only one of many food-related 3D printing efforts I've read about over the years. It seems like the possibilities are limitless with this kind of technology.

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Re: 3D Printing
Charles Murray   3/27/2012 7:00:11 PM
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I suppose I should have guessed that MIT's Media Lab would come up with 3D food printing and cooking. I was half-joking when I mentioned 3D Easter bunnies. I wouldn't have imagined that anyone was actually doing that sort of thing.

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Re: 3D Printing
Beth Stackpole   3/27/2012 6:32:01 AM
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Now you've hit on a subject near and dear to my heart--food! As some of the others noted, 3D printers are already actually being used in food preparation and presentation. I wrote about one particular project at MIT years ago. Cornucopia is a concept design for a personal digital food factory, which stores, mixes, deposits (and even cooks) layers of of ingredients, essentially "3D printing" them into the final product.

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Re: More prototypes = better product quality?
Charles Murray   3/26/2012 8:00:42 PM
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GopherT: Good timing. I think we need some 3D Easter bunnies.

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Re: More prototypes = better product quality?
GopherT   3/26/2012 7:24:06 PM
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I have already seen some 3D projects in chocolate and pastes. I believe you can order custom "prints" from a sweet shop on the west coast. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/08/3d-chocolate-printer_n_893381.html

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Re: More prototypes = better product quality?
Ann R. Thryft   3/26/2012 3:31:43 PM
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More time spent on prototyping in the form of more time spent exploring design options should help optimize those designs. And that should at least give the opportunity for better testing and quality. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.


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Re: 3D Printing
Ron V.   3/26/2012 10:29:08 AM
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I don't see why it couldn't be done with suger products right now, powder or granular.

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3D Printing
Robinr   3/26/2012 9:38:35 AM
Now if they could just do 3D creation of FOOD!  You know, replicators, from Star Trek!

You could download a food over the net and print it out all hot and delicious!

I'll bet it won't be long!

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ChasChas   3/26/2012 9:38:16 AM
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Love those 3D printers!

Getting that idea out of my head and into my hands is such a wonderful feeling.

(I wonder if this is how it feels to have a baby.)

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Into my price range
Beth Stackpole   3/26/2012 9:32:59 AM
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@Droid: Starting to happen already. There are hobbyist 3D printer kits for between $1,000 and $2,000, and 3D Systems recently rolled out a more office-friendly, packaged 3D printer in the ball park of that same price point. I think we'll be seeing a lot more options in this category over the next few months/years.

 

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