I was thinking today after reading an article about water soluble printing and I am wondering would sugar be a possible material the ground up kind obviously as it can be melted without difficulty and is rather abundet too as it is in most households. Just a thaught has anyone tried it
More like a toffee printer?
Yeah exactly but it will dissolve in hot water
Regular sugar (sucrose) isn’t suitable since it will decompose (turn into caramel) at 160°C and up, but only starts to melt at 185°C. However, glucose starts to melt at 146°C and would probably work well for filament-based printing.
The guys from Penn University ended up using a blend of sucrose, glucose and dextran for their printed vessels: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-researchers-improve-living-tissues-3d-printed-vascular-networks-made-sugar
Oh haha awesome and I got the decomp rate I thaught that grinding the sugar up might allow for a quicker melt but awesome thanks for the enlightenment