Tokyo University of Technology student 3D prints ice structures with a modified desktop 3D printer

Tokyo University of Technology student 3D prints ice structures with a modified desktop 3D printer

A graduate student from the Tokyo University of Technology in Japan has modified a desktop 3D printer to print small structures and shapes from ice. The technology uses a liquid hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gas to instantly freeze water that is extruded simultaneously. For those of us barely getting through the bitter cold this January, 3D printed ice might not be the most appealing piece of news. When there’s ice covering the sidewalks when you step outside, and threatening to burst your pipes, its not really something that is in high demand. Come summer though, we bet people will be clamouring […]

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