Summer Food Fun: MIT Students 3D Print Ice Cream

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No food says summer more than ice cream and 3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology students have found an innovative way to share the frozen treat through the power of 3D Printing. Combining a Cuisinart ice cream maker – I own one and can vouch for their capabilities! Food ice cream MIT

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FAQ: Can 3D printers really print food?

Leslie's Blog

You can certainly use a 3D printer to “pipe” food into interesting shapes or designs. NASA and the military are investigating ways to use 3D printers to print food to solve some of their supply logistics issues, and other people hope 3D printers could help solve world hunger. 3D printing food sounds so cool, but it adds steps to the entire supply chain, making it a non-efficient way to solve food problems. Solar run 3D printers are more in the maker community now.

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These culinary prognostications range from the realistic, food packets and moon sandwiches in 2001: A Space Odyssey or food pills in the Jetsons; and the ridiculous, Demolition Mans prediction that every restaurant will become Taco Bell, thanks to a franchise war; to the frightening, two words: Soylent Green (its people)! Some futurists believe that growing population figures are going to drastically limit food supplies.

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Chicken VR at the Maker Faire

Tales of a 3D Printer

One week ago, we loaded our rented van with kids, chicken crafts, and our HTC Vive, and headed off to the San Mateo Maker Faire. When we were brainstorming for East Bay Mini Maker Faire, we wanted something chicken-related, but also tech-related, with a maker element. We added teleportation and a health, water, and food system with HealthTracker script. Chickens HTC Vive Maker Maker Faire Software and Programs Stuff We Make Unity Virtual Reality

Industry Giants Partner with Makers to Foster Innovation

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Other manufacturing giants are taking the “if you can’t beat them, join them” approach, partnering with these so-called makers, and the results thus far has been quite positive. Another used a nitrogen cylinder for home-style flash freezing.The winner, though, was an oven with a bar-code scanner capable of reading and perfectly executing cooking instructions encoded on packaged foods. FirstBuild will Bridge Maker Movement and Mass Market.

2014 New York Maker Faire Wrap-up: Our Favorite Moments!


Maker Faire New York ended on Sunday, September 21, topping off one of the biggest 3D printing and design events of 2014. The i.materialise outreach team joined over 85,000 attendees to connect with makers from around New York and across the world! Read on for our Maker Faire New York 2014 summary and some of our favorite moments! These high school students got up early on a weekend to attend Maker Faire and help mentor children and teens in STEM fields.

FELIXPrinters Authorized to Supply US Government with 3D Printing Solutions

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World Maker Faire 2014

3D Systems

World Maker Faire 2014 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 17:31. For nearly a decade, Maker Faire has served as the premier meeting point for hobbyists, engineers, tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, students, teachers, and creators of all ages. With Maker Faires popping up all around the world to take part in the “greatest show (and tell) on earth”, it is clear to see that the spirit of the maker movement is strong and it’s only getting stronger.

Event Recap: Highlights from the Bay Area Maker Faire 2014!


The Bay Area Maker Faire came to a close on May 18th, but also opened many new possibilities and friendships! As a two-year veteran of the largest Maker Faire in the United States, the i.materialise community outreach team came ready to connect with the hundreds of makers who visited our booth! Here are some highlights from the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo. To answer your questions, our bright new colors are completely food-safe, non-toxic, and allergy-friendly.

Leo the Maker Prince – how to engage a generation into 3dprinting

Philip Cotton

Well the answer has been created by Carla Diana and her 3dprinting robot ‘Leo the Maker Prince’ Leo the Maker Prince is a intriguing account of how a 3dprinting robot comes to the aid of an accountant called ‘Carla’, who with the onset of Hurrance Sandy, was blown from her bicycle by a sudden gust of wind and ended up blacked out on the sidewalk. When asked about the future of Leo the Maker Prince, Carla is excited about where the book will take her.

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Italian Design Student Creates ‘Agridust,’ Uses Food Scraps & Compost for 3D Printing

Ironically, the maker community is made up of a large group of generally ecologically-minded people who are now responsible for making, as well as discarding heaps of plastic filament, not to mention 3D models that... View the entire article via our website.

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3D Printing Chocolate Just Got Better and More Affordable

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Plus’ competitive price tag, it also has some pretty nifty features for candy makers. Working with scientists in the food innovation field field along with 3D printing and industrial design talents, we have created the next generation of our chocolate printer,” the Choc Edge team noted. Food Choc Creator chocolate fun video videosThe 3D printing of chocolate has been around for a while now, with one group of scientists even experimenting with chocolate printed at home.

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3 Reasons to visit the i.materialise stand at Maker Faire Detroit


We are brewing with excitement to attend Maker Faire Detroit this weekend, and you should be too! This two day festival will feature over 400 makers and their ideas, inventions, and solutions. Whether you are new to the movement or a seasoned maker, we cant wait to share our passion about 3D printing and talk shop at our stand. They always get the makers excited because they have immediate applications to their projects.

Now You Can Have Custom 3D Printed Gummy Candy

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German candy makers Katjes is currently beta testing the gummy printer. Food Video Gallery Gummy printer Katjes videoA German team has gone way beyond gummy bears with a new 3D printer that can custom print yummy, gummy creations. The Magic Candy Factory — the first consumer 3D candy printer ready for market — looks like an ordinary 3D printer. However, instead of using plastic to print, it uses gum to print one-of-a-kind, personalized designs.

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The businessman and the maker


The Businessman and the Maker Businessman v.s. Maker (although Dilbert is certainly not a maker!) I wanted to dig into fundamental differences between regular business and home makers or open source projects, according to me -- and it was good to see a few tie-wearing people nodding! Patent wars between phone makers do waste money that they would better invest to make better phones for their customers!

Now You Can 3D Print Pictures on Your Morning Latte

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Ripple Maker allows complex art to be printed right on a coffee drink, including inspirational images and even images snapped by a person’s phone. Food Fun 3D printed latte art foam art Steam CCFoam art has long been a mark of only the best and most steady-handed baristas. Yet now, anyone with $1000 to spare can print photos on their lattes.

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3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. View the entire article via our website.

Definition of a 3D Model Maker

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Definition of a Model Maker For thousands of years people have been creating models to translate and improve their ideas into three dimensional reality. In a way everyone is a model maker when they translate an idea into physical reality. Explore further: What does a model maker do? Some model makers work for major corporations in their design and development studios, building models of things the company produces or designs.

The Final Frontier: How Space Is 3D Printing’s Greatest Proving Ground

Shapeways Blog

From rocket engines to satellites, and habitats to food production, there are very few aspects of space travel that aren’t being transformed by 3D printing. According to, the Made In Space printer has also been used to test 3D printing food on the ISS. This R2 unit, seen at Maker Faire NY, is embellished with 3D printed parts. At Maker Faire NY , I (and every kid in sight) spotted one of the iconic characters of the sci-fi classic film Star Wars, R2D2.

White House Welcomes Makers to Participate in Design…

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“White House Welcomes Makers to Participate in Design Challenge for 3D Printed Ornaments” By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine. Since the White House Maker Faire last June, the White House has continued to support opportunities for students to learn about STEM through making, or 3D printing; expand the resources available for maker entrepreneurs; and foster the development of advanced manufacturing in the U.S.

Portrait of a Young Maker: Jane

Tales of a 3D Printer

Every two weeks, I will feature a different young maker from my school who is specifically interested in 3D printing. This week''s maker is: Jane Grade: 7th 3D Speciality: TinkerCAD Favorite 3D printing project so far: Jane enjoyed staffing our first ever booths at this year''s Mini-Maker Faire and Bay Area Science Festival. When did you first identify as a "maker"? I am starting a new blog category.

Calling All Makers: Announcing the First-Ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge


And this year, for the first time ever, we’re inviting makers and innovators around the country to participate in the White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge! The Challenge, in partnership with the Smithsonian, invites makers, artists, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in 3D modeling and 3D printing to design a winter holiday-inspired ornament. Originally Posted by Stephanie Santoso on on October 30, 2014.

The Local Nexus Network: Launch Event and Scoping Workshop

Capturing the Value

The theme of this network launch event and scoping workshop is “Building sustainable local nexuses of food, energy and water: from smart engineering to shared prosperity” It will be held on Monday 23rd March 2015 from 10am – 4.30 Local nexus’ refers to decentralised food, energy and water systems which interact with each other within the context of local livelihood and environment.

The “Texas Breather”: TTUHSC El Paso and UTEP Develop a Low-Cost, 3D-Printed Ventilator for Hospitals

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Food and Drug Administration to allow health care workers to use the Texas Breather during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical device professionals from Bessel LLC helped prepare for FDA submission, simulation software maker Ansys Inc. Food and Drug Administration.

Time’s Up: Last-Minute, One-of-a-Kind Gifts For Your Whole List

Shapeways Blog

The brilliant Potato Jesus, Miracle Potato Chip piece takes two funny things and smashes them together: the trope of finding the images of iconic religious figures on food and other things, and the so-bad-it’s-funny “restoration” of the iconic painting Ecce Homo ( AKA Beast Jesus ). Or, if you’re still on the hunt for a gift, help someone start making on Shapeways with a Maker Kit.

Philament Offers PLA Composite Filaments for Specialized Industrial 3D Printing Applications

PLA filament offers plenty of benefits – it’s biodegradable, it’s non-toxic and can be made to be food-safe, it’s easy to print, and it’s a favorite of many makers for. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printer filament 3D printing composite materials composite filaments composite materials Hungary Philament pla composite

DfAM at Materialise

What does a major German car manufacturer, surgeon from Brazil, producer of food-making equipment, and large toy maker have in common? All are interested in methods of design for additive. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Software design for additive manufacturing DfAM materialise olaf diegel Terry Wohlers Wohlers Associates Wohlers Talk

3D Metal Printing Improves Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

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In addition, DIN Standard 13485 and the guidelines of the United States Food and Drug Administration have to be complied with. In addition, the DIN Standard 13485 and finally the guidelines of the United States Food and Drug Administration. Our two companies are essentially “makers.” National guidelines such as those of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Canadian legislation are fully integrated. By Concept Laser GmbH.

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3D printed NYLON permanent coffee filter

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Nylon is probably more heat stable and food safe with some water permeability properties. Here are some images of: Instructions available at: [link] Here is the design of the filter: [link] Here is the different type of filter: Source: [link] You can also use more complex 3d printing techniques to make your own DIY electric coffee maker: [link]. You can use nylon based filament to print functional permanent coffee machine filters or simple hot water filters.

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3DEXPERIENCE World 2022—Virtual and Real—Coming to Atlanta February 6-9th

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3DEXPERIENCE Playground We will open the Playground with the most delicious food and beverages to celebrate what you will see in it! Get the answers to your questions from experts and executives, thought leaders, makers, and influencers. Are food & drinks more of your style?

Biome3D: the new ultra eco-friendly 3D printing material from Biome Bioplastics

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While ABS plastic remains one of the most popular materials around for consumer-level makers, its petroleum basis makes it toxic and non-biodegradable. The popular alternative, PLA, comes from corn starch, sugar cane, tapioca roots and potato starch making it both recyclable and food-safe, though its brittle nature makes it unusable for objects that need to withstand high temperature or heavy strain.

Experience the Future of Energy & Materials Today

3D Perspectives

Energy and materials forms the basis for life, providing the raw materials for infrastructure for our cities and industry, electricity for our homes, and fertilizers for our food. [link]. From Experience and the Minds of Innovators Comes Modern Life.

Berlin candy store offers 3D printed sweet treats

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A German candy maker is hoping to tempt the taste-buds of Berliners with customized fruit gum sweets made with a 3D printer. CUT-yes) say they have developed a way to produce food from a 3D printer. The makers hope that allowing customers to choose their own custom-made sweets will give the printed product a sense of magic. German company Katjes (pron.

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DfAM at Materialise

Wohlers Talk

What does a major German car manufacturer, surgeon from Brazil, producer of food-making equipment, and large toy maker have in common? All are interested in methods of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). Twenty-five people from five continents came together last week to explore, discuss, and learn how to design products for AM.

Instant Pot Black Friday Deals

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Instant Pot functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, warmer, steamer, and even yoghurt maker. The company claims you can make your food up to 70% faster with the device. Instant Pots are made from non-toxic stainless steel manufactured from food grade 304 and with no chemical coating. The fully sealed environment means that the nutrients and flavors stay in the food.

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3Dougher (spoof)

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Many hacker and maker spaces have been exploring new 3D printing devices and systems.  We even spent quite a bit of time exploring new material systems. We all come back to wanting to 3D print food.  Ever wanted a hand-held device that would allow you to make 3D creations at the touch of a button. While everyone has been buzzing about the 3Doodler and especially the amazing success of their crowd-sourced financing, we thought that a little spoof was in order.

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MIT Students Create 3D Printed Ice Cream

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The trio  Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim  hacked a Solidoodle 3D printer and hooked it up to a Cuisinart ice cream maker and to create a contraption that offers on-demand soft serve, according to a report from Also be sure to check out the slideshow above for more 3D-printed food. Forget Uber Ice Cream. If you really want to get high-tech this summer, try printing your dessert.

It’s a Wrap

3D Perspectives

Edible films could protect food from drying out or spoiling , or even within food, to separate pizza crust from sauce. Albumin plastic could be used for food packaging, to decrease spoilage. Using those “would reduce waste and also not compete with food as an end use.”. We need packaging to deliver food from the maker to the retailer and then to the consumer. Written by Catherine Bolgar.

How rapid manufacturing is helping the fight against COVID-19

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With doctors and nurses currently struggling to obtain the protective gear they desperately need during the pandemic, the global “maker” community has started 3D printing protective face shields which protect the wearer’s face from coughs and sneezes.

Speed Up Your Making With A Rotational Caster


A problem consistently encountered by makers using 3D printing technology is the delay during printing. Then the mold is placed in a rotational caster along with a liquid material such as plastic, wax or even food material. Magic Maker, the company behind the Revo, says: The revo is a desktop rotational casting machine, and it''s going to become your 3D printers new best friend. However, Magic Maker says they’re planning a crowdfunding campaign in “early 2015”.

Manufacturing Technology: 3D Printing vs CNC

3D Innovations

3D printing has undoubtedly become a tool-of-choice for makers and educators alike. From our experience though, a maker or entrepreneur is going to benefit the most from a convergence of these two manufacturing methods. bioprinting and food). 3D printing is the better solution when you need quick prototypes to test designs, small batch runs or are interested in exotic application fields—bioprinting, architectural purposes and printing food.

Three 3D Printing Headlines You Would Be Foolish NOT to Believe

3D Systems

At 3DS, we took it upon ourselves to turn these familiar faces 3D and print them in sugar to demo our ChefJet series of food 3D printers. The way we see it, food 3D printing will shape the way we fuse technology with the traditional culinary arts and carries with it great potential for advancements in personalized nutrition. .

The next industrial revolution: do more with less

3D Perspectives

billion people in emerging markets poised to join the middle class by 2030 are likely to increase consumption of everything from food to water to energy. a year, food yields per hectare by 1.5%, GDP per British thermal unit of energy 3.2% For example, auto makers are increasingly using lightweight composite materials or aluminum rather than steel to reduce fuel consumption. Written by Catherine Bolgar*.