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Project: 3D design to gummy candy

by Kevinkevin, published

Project: 3D design to gummy candy by Kevinkevin Mar 9, 2013

Description

This is an ongoing project to use a 3D printer to design custom gummy candy. The first model is just a simple squash racquet silhouette, and the idea is to use a 3D printed item to create an impression in corn starch to use as a mold.

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That would work fine if you are making a single piece, but I was looking for a way to make an entire tray of candy at once with minimal printing time (the process from print to eating can be done in under an hour). Also, this stuff is really sticky, It may be tough to release it from a hard plastic mold, especially with leftover print lines.

Why not just make a mold using the scad model script dust each half of the mold in corn starch, and poor in the gummy and let cool?

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Instructions

Components needed:

Printed model to use for mold (mine or your own)

1 box (3oz) of classic Jello
2 packets (0.5 oz) of unflavored gelatine
1/3 cup of water
Baking tray filled with corn starch

Combine the Jello, gelatine, and cold water in a pot. Stir until incorporated, then heat until melted.

Press the printed item into the corn starch to create mold cavities, gently poor the gelatine mixture into the mold cavities and let the candy cool completely. Enjoy

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micahAF on Mar 9, 2013 said:

Why not just make a mold using the scad model script dust each half of the mold in corn starch, and poor in the gummy and let cool?

Kevinkevin on Mar 9, 2013 said:

That would work fine if you are making a single piece, but I was looking for a way to make an entire tray of candy at once with minimal printing time (the process from print to eating can be done in under an hour). Also, this stuff is really sticky, It may be tough to release it from a hard plastic mold, especially with leftover print lines.

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