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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.

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.

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/

 

William K.
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Re: not new and not interesting
William K.   8/22/2013 5:36:14 PM
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Taking a 3D printer and adapting the concept to a fundamentally different materil, (sugar) is certainly innovation, as is printing out one-off medical implants made withtitanium powder. Both are innovation. Building electronic assemblies as parts of a 3D printed item will also be quite an innovation. And it is probably just a matter of time before somebody figures out how to use 3D printing with explosives, so as to do things like explosive welding, which were invented many years back but very seldom proved useful. 

But printing with sugar has got to be a real acievement because of the properties of the material: it absorbs moisture and it has chemical changes at lower temperatures. Metals and plastics are much simpler to work with. So while the range of product applications may be smaller, it is certainly an interesting innovation.

OLD_CURMUDGEON
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Re: Edible Desserts, etc.
OLD_CURMUDGEON   8/21/2013 1:49:51 PM
Guess I'm too darn old, and NOT hip to the modern jargon.  Plus, my typewriter doesn't have any of those aforementioned keys specifically identified.  And, I didn't see any on my slide rule either.  When I get home, I'll look at the wif'e abacus to see if it has any of these terms, but I'm fairly certain it doesn't either.

ADIOS!

NadineJ
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Re: Edible Desserts, etc.
NadineJ   8/21/2013 1:16:35 PM
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OLD_CURMUDGEON--You wrote: Another blogger commented about "IMHO" (whatever that means???)

Bold lettering aside, IMHO is a common acronym that means In My Humble Opinion.  Similar to LOL which means Laugh Out Loud.

I'll try to avoid using acronyms in the future.

NadineJ
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Re: not new and not interesting
NadineJ   8/21/2013 1:13:28 PM
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The tone has definitely shifted a bit.  Thanks for calling me out specifically to disagree although many others have expressed the same opinion.

One definition of innovation is taking existing technology and using it in new ways.  Many so called inventors and companies have made their fortunes doing that.  Historically, Elias Singer and Apple.

This is cute and fun but not innovation in any form.  3D printing is still in its infancy.  Most of what's touted as innovation is just new material with limited end use (sugar) or just for shock (guns).

The limitations are why I say it's not innovation and it's wasteful.  Cute and fun.  Not new and not interesting.

Debera Harward
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Re: 3D Printing With Sugar
Debera Harward   8/21/2013 12:11:12 PM
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Thanks William for making this clear . 3D printing with sugar can be the future technology for bakeries as well it can be used in the places or by the people who dont have ovens . Initially 3D printing was used to develop physical objects but now they are being used to creat cake ,biscuits , pasteries and other bakery  items and there toppings.

dnear1
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Re: not new and not interesting
dnear1   8/21/2013 9:30:16 AM
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I also disagree with Nadine. Innovation is taking technology and finding innovative ways that it has not been used before. Far from wasteful, this could open up another unique, useful innovation that even you might find very useful. sugar could be used as a dissolvable raft that helps Build more complex geometries with other extruded solids that wasn't previously possible. Bravo for these and other people who think far outside the box and capitalizing on it. Don't stifle innovation, support it!

vimalkumarp
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3D printing with sugar
vimalkumarp   6/24/2013 6:16:27 AM
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This is really a wonderful example of applying the learning from one domain to another. This is also open new avenues in the catering/ confectionery segment.

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