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2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 11 2015 7:31 PM UTC +00:00

About

3D printers are rapidly becoming the method of choice for the fabrication of an amplitude of objects.  This includes, but is not limited to, jewelry, phone cases, children toys, and even tissue/organ replacements.  The issue with today’s 3D printers are that the fabrication/print head cannot print food products, i.e. chocolate. 

We are seeking funding to take one of our patented fabrication nozzle that can print low viscous material and engineer to print chocolate.  This nozzle will used open source software currently used on 3D printers. This nozzle will not require proprietary materials, chocolate and/or food products found in your local supermarkets can be used.  This nozzle will be adaptable to most 3D printers currently available.  It can be used the same way as the conventional nozzle on current 3D printers.  Most importantly, this nozzle will be economically available.

The figure below show and image (left) of our patented multi-nozzle printer.  The image to the right shows a close-up view of the nozzles.  The nozzle that will be modified to print chocolate, is the nozzle labelled “photo-polymer head”.  This nozzle have the capabilities to print low viscous materials, i.e. chocolate.  Funds will be used to implement design changes to scale its size, communication software, and controllers to adapt to open-source 3D printers. 

The Need for Printing Chocolate

The ability to print creative “happy birthday” or birthday themed 3D models on a cake can be highly appreciated by the recipient.  Gone are the days of conventional 2D design that are only created by a baker.  With this nozzle, anyone can develop and highly sophisticated birthday surprise.  Of course, a design on a cake is only a start.  On holidays, you can developed theme 3D models and give to your colleagues at work or school or even family members.  The applications of an edible 3D surprise is limitless. 

What is the funds used for?

Presently, we have a functional nozzle that prints low viscous material.  In order for this nozzle to be adaptive to commercially available 3D printers and economical, we must scale this nozzle and make it consumer friendly.  Funds gained from this Kickstarter will be used to:

1)Reduce the size of the nozzle to fit on 3D printers such as makerbot.

2)Engineer the nozzle to use commercially available nozzle tips.

3)Engineer the nozzle to be programmed/operated on open source software/codes.

4)Develop and platform that is ergonomic and easy to use and clean.

5)Develop and economical product for the avid consumer.

The figure below is the current modification made to nozzle to scale it.  However, we are still not there.  The nozzle is still too large and requires additional engineering for it to be adaptable to open-sourced software.  With your help and support, people everywhere will soon be able to 3D print chocolate!

3D printers are rapidly becoming the method of choice for the fabrication of an amplitude of objects.  This includes, but is not limited to, jewelry, phone cases, children toys, and even tissue/organ replacements.  The issue with today’s 3D printers are that the fabrication/print head cannot print food products, i.e. chocolate. 

We are seeking funding to take one of our patented fabrication nozzle that can print low viscous material and engineer to print chocolate.  This nozzle will used open source software currently used on 3D printers. This nozzle will not require proprietary materials, chocolate and/or food products found in your local supermarkets can be used.  This nozzle will be adaptable to most 3D printers currently available.  It can be used the same way as the conventional nozzle on current 3D printers.  Most importantly, this nozzle will be economically available.

The figure below show and image (left) of our patented multi-nozzle printer.  The image to the right shows a close-up view of the nozzles.  The nozzle that will be modified to print chocolate, is the nozzle labelled “photo-polymer head”.  This nozzle have the capabilities to print low viscous materials, i.e. chocolate.  Funds will be used to implement design changes to scale its size, communication software, and controllers to adapt to open-source 3D printers.

The Need for Printing Chocolate

The ability to print creative “happy birthday” or birthday themed 3D models on a cake can be highly appreciated by the recipient.  Gone are the days of conventional 2D design that are only created by a baker.  With this nozzle, anyone can develop and highly sophisticated birthday surprise.  Of course, a design on a cake is only a start.  On holidays, you can developed theme 3D models and give to your colleagues at work or school or even family members.  The applications of an edible 3D surprise is limitless. 

What is the funds used for?

Presently, we have a functional nozzle that prints low viscous material.  In order for this nozzle to be adaptive to commercially available 3D printers and economical, we must scale this nozzle and make it consumer friendly.  Funds gained from this Kickstarter will be used to:

1)Reduce the size of the nozzle to fit on 3D printers such as makerbot.

2)Engineer the nozzle to use commercially available nozzle tips.

3)Engineer the nozzle to be programmed/operated on open source software/codes.

4)Develop and platform that is ergonomic and easy to use and clean.

5)Develop and economical product for the avid consumer.

The figure below is the current modification made to nozzle to scale it.  However, we are still not there.  The nozzle is still too large and requires additional engineering for it to be adaptable to open-sourced software.  With your help and support, people everywhere will soon be able to 3D print chocolate!

Risks and challenges

Miniaturization of the print head to fit the size constraints of commercially available 3D printers.
System integration with commercially available 3D printer for automation and controllability - using open-source practices

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