At the recent CES, 3D Systems showcased the world’s first 3D food printers. The printers fit on your counter and come with flavored materials including chocolate, vanilla, mint, sour apple, cherry and watermelon. Via My Modern Met

Hungry? Soon you may be able to print out your dinner

Scientists at Cornell are developing a 3-D printer that can print meals using raw food ink.

(via mothernaturenetwork)

Fabricate Yourself

Fabricate Yourself is a project that documented the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference. Usually we think of documentation in terms of text, photography and video, but given the tangible theme of the conference we decided to engage the community by capturing and fabricating small 3D models of attendees. This enabled us to build a tangible model of the event and fabricate it piece by piece during the conference.

The individual techniques are already functioning and they are presently working in the test phase; the prototype for the combined system is being built. We are establishing a basis for applying rapid prototyping to elastic and organic biomaterials.
Dr. Gunter Tovar, who has created artificial blood vessels with a 3D printer.


An incredible 3D printer, powered by the sun and melts sand to glass. (via VHX)

What if you could download physical objects? Now you can. The Rep Rap machine is a 3D printer that can create a wide range of things, perhaps most remarkably, another Rep Rap machine. The inventor, Adrian Bowyer, believes that 3D printing can revolutionize the manufacturing industry.