Candyfab 4000: Solid freeform fabrication with pure sugar


Evil Mad Scientist has an article on their Candyfab 4000, a home-built three dimensional fabricator that prints large, low-resolution objects out of pure sugar.

Candyfab 4000 3D printed sugar objects3D Fabricator Project: a little dodecahedron, a toroidal coil, and a wood screw (20″ long)

The general idea of our build process– that of stacking solid two-dimensional printed layers– is actually common to most solid freeform fabrication methods. Our machine employs what we believe is a fairly novel low-cost technology to accomplish this: selective hot air sintering and melting (SHASAM).

Check the article for more information about the Candyfab 4000, and Flickr for a collection of images.

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Well, but the most important question remains unanswered : Can you eat it ?