These 3D Printed Cocktails are Design Marvels

We know that 3D printing has transformed the industrial and manufacturing segment in a big way, and these radical printing techniques are quite the phenomena when it comes to small scale enterprising adventures. We’ve heard of 3D printing taking over the food industry by churning out food that’s 3D printed, making you wonder if the world has indeed gone into fast-forward mode.

Now, while we never doubted the potential that 3D printing had in the real world, we sure didn’t expect it to create a splash, literally, in anything to do with liquids.

Well, Print A Drink is a project that is set to change that.

Benjamin Greimel is the man behind the process that brings together the best in robotics and creativity, allowing for a customized cocktail with unique 3D design structures within the glass, all thorough the use of edible liquid.

At the University of Arts and Design Linz, Greimel has used the KUKA LBR iiwa robot that allows for increased interaction between man and machine to explore this new galaxy of ideas in the 3D printing universe, and the result is a 3D printing technique that now lends magic to making your drinks.

Here’s the KUKA robot at work.

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Here’s a close-up shot of how the robot infuses microliter drops into the drink.

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In this image, you see the design beginning to take shape.

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And finally, here’s your artistic 3D printed drink!

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A beautiful and impressive culmination of culinary art, robotics and design, this unique venture named Print A Drink is sure to change the way we look at our drinks. With designs so intricate and beautiful, we wonder if we will ever have the heart to gulp down these creations, even if it is our favorite cocktail!

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