Melt Icepops (Facebook) haben sich grade eine Eis-Am-Stiel-CNC-Fräse crowdfinanzieren lassen, auf dem Bild oben isst sich Carl Cox grade selbst und irgendwo in Russland friert den Leuten von der Agentur Stoyn grade das Hirn ein.
3D printing an ice pop would be a tricky task – so the group has devised an alternative solution: the Icepop Generator. This is a CNC machine which will function as a sort of mechanical sculptor. It operates using a sort of drill which travels back and forth across three axises. In this way, a design is carved out of a block of material.
In the case of the Icepop Generator the CNC machine will be built in a freezer with a fourth axis which turns the ice. A block of ice on a stick is processed in the machine which reveals the desired form. The machine itself consist partially of a glass freezer so that it is possible to people are able to view the process in real time.