Meet the Machine Makers: The Stories Behind 3D Systems Newest Printers

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Meet the Machine Makers: The Stories Behind 3D Systems Newest Printers


3D printed sugar on display at CES
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Shortly after 3D Systems broke the news about their new sugar, chocolate, ceramic, and full-color powder printers MAKE visited their booth at CES 2014 to get the full story behind these incredible machines.

A row of Cube 3’s and Cube Pros at CES 2014


I discussed 3DS’ newest FFF printers, the Cube 3 and CubePro with Keith Ozar, 3D Systems’ Director of Consumer Products. NOTE: The prints shown in the video that overlay Keith’s commentary on the Cube 3 and Cube Pro were not necessarily printed on those machines. They were printed on a variety of other printers on display at 3D System’s CES booth, including the full-color CubeJet.

Next, I had the pleasure of meeting Sugar Lab founders Liz and Kyle von Hasseln.  The ChefJet monochrome and ChefJet Pro multicolor sugar printers were on display along with huge intricate sugar prints, as well as samples for lucky CES goers. The sour apple, cherry and watermelon 3D printed sugar tastes a bit like cotton candy and was delicious.

ChefJet Sugar and Chocolate Prints

I also had the opportunity to get some background on the CeraJet ceramic printer from Andrew Jeffery. plus details on the colorful CubeJet.

CeraJet Ceramic Prints

CubeJet Full-Color Figurines



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Anna Kaziunas France is interested practical digital fabrication focused project documentation (anything that turns codes into things), as well as adventures in synthetic biology, biohacking, personal genomics and programmable materials.

She's currently working on the forthcoming book "Design for CNC: Practical Joinery Techniques, Projects, and Tips for CNC-routed Furniture".

She’s also the Academic Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and compiled the Make: 3D Printing book.

Formerly, she worked as an editor for Make: Books, was digital fabrication editor and skill builder section editor for Make: Magazine, and directed Make:'s 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open— preferably all three.

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