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3D Printer makes you a modern day Willy Wonka

Who said 3-D printing is just for designers? The 3-D printing uprising seems to be taking over much more than warehouses and designer studios – it’s invading our kitchens.

Structure3D Printing adapts the basic idea of 3-D printing – feeding a printer with your desired material, that is then melted and pushed through a specialized nozzle that moves over a fixed plate and the extruder prints layer by layer – to a more domestic use, by expanding the assortment of materials that you can print with.

Print your own cake in the shape of an owl !

Print your own cake in the shape of an owl !

The Discov3ry is an inexpensive extruder that can be simply added to almost any existing 3D printer. It gives you choice between silicone, polyurethane, clay, Play-Doh, melted chocolate, cookie dough, meringue, fondant and Nutella. You can place the materials in refillable syringes, which will then be forced out into a tube that connects to the extruder tip.

As the designers clearly state on their Kickstarter campaign, “introducing new materials will make 3D printing far more relevant to everyday uses, and real world applications. We have some ideas in mind for those applications, but what we’re really excited about, is letting the community of makers explore the new possibilities.”

After continuous testing and prototyping, the inventors are looking to raise $30,000 to fund a first batch of at least 100 units of the Discov3ry.

Do you fancy printing your own cakes? Head over to the campaign page and donate. A $249 starter kit will ship to you with three sets of tubes, syringes and connectors.

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