3D-printed Drinks


Mit Öl 3d-gedruckte Meshes in Getränken: Print a Drink, grade auf der Ars Electronica zu bewundern. (via Prosthetic Knowledge, Pics: Florian Voggeneder, Philipp Moosbrugger)

PRINT A DRINK combines methods from robotics, life sciences, and design to explore a completely new field of 3D-printing. Rather than building up objects layer by layer, the process uses a high-end KUKA iiwa robot to accurately “inject” microliter-drops of edible liquid into a cocktail. Within a minute, PRINT A DRINK can build up complex 3D structures in a wide range of drinks – creating fascinating augmented cocktails using only natural ingredients.

The process was developed by Benjamin Greimel at the new laboratory for creative robotics of the University of Arts and Design Linz and will utilize the latest-generation KUKA LBR iiwa robot – a robot built for man-machine collaboration.