Discov3ry lets you 3D print with any material

Have you ever dreamt of creating your very own Easter bunny made of Nutella? Well, now you can thanks to the Discov3ry Extruder. The recently unveiled device is an add-on to existing 3D printers. It allows plastic filament printers to make use of a greater variety of materials when printing an object.

Nutella is one delicious example, but there are other household and easily attainable materials it can use as well, including ceramics, cake icing and silicon.

The advantages of using the Discov3ry Extruder are two fold. One, those that use the device with their 3D printer will be able to create objects they couldn’t before; two, the cost to print something will become significantly cheaper depending on the material used.

The Discov3ry Extruder is the brainchild of Structur3D, a Waterloo-based startup operating out of Communitech’s Hyperdrive accelerator. The company was founded by Charles Mire, Andrew Finkle and Josh Mardlin. The three founder recently launched a Kickstarter to help gauge consumer interest and to raise funds for the manufacturing of their invention. Those that contribute $333 or more to the Kickstarter will receive one of the company’s upcoming beta units. … (Read more)

Source: TorontoStandard.com