Sweet Science: 3-D Sugar Printing


In this month’s issue of Food & Wine, a spotlight on The Sugar Lab, a husband and wife team who created a way to print intricate designs — lattices that dissolve in your drink, replicas of orchids, wedding cake stands — using moistened sugar.

From “The Robo-Craft of 3-D Sugar Printing“:

The couple created their tech prototype by modifying an existing printer by 3D Systems (which recently purchased The Sugar Lab). The machine works by wetting dry sugar to create a frosting-like texture; repeated thousands of times, the process slowly builds a three-dimensional structure. 

[Via Food & Wine]

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