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Move Over Gummy Bears! It’s Time for Gummy Humans

Move Over Gummy Bears! It’s Time for Gummy Humans
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Gummy bears, one of the most popular candies among kids as well as adults, were invented by German candy maker Hans Riegel in 1922. After 92 years, gummy humans are replacing these gummy bears, thanks to 3D printing. FabCafe in Japan has made this possible. The business has used 3D printing and scanning to create the gummy humans. 3D printing food items and creating replicas of humans using this technology is already a common thing. Now these two techniques have been combined to create this awesome innovation. So how does the process take place? Let us have a look at this post.

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How are Gummy Humans created?

At the FabCafe in Tokyo, 3D scanning technology has been used to carry out full body scans of individuals coming to the café. The scans are then taken and uploaded to a computer. Once connected with the computer, the 3D printers create plastic molds of each customer. Once the molds are created, they let each customer pour a jelly candy into the molds personalized for them. These molds are then left to sit for some time. Once the molds are removed, the customers have their own miniature version of ‘Gummy Human’ which looks like them. The gummy human candies are much more detailed than the gummy bears.

Is the application Useful?

3D printing has been applied in many areas with more useful results. This application might not seem useful to many but it can give a brief insight about this technology, to people who are not yet familiar with it. They will be able to learn the basics of 3D printing in a fun way. This will help the individuals in the future as this technology becomes an important part of different businesses.

So, if you love candies but have become tired of tasting gummy bears, you can now try out these 3D printed gummy human candies.

As the demand for 3D printed products increase, we can expect that this technology will finds its use in even more areas other than the ones which are currently in use.

What about you?

Are you going to taste the gummy human candies? In what other areas do you think 3D printing will be successful? Share your views in the comments below.

Image Source - foodiggity.com

 

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