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Foam Printer

2010-09-15 15:13:26.719226+00 by meuon 5 comments

What of you could "print" things out of Foam and they just floated away

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-16 17:58:43.195226+00 by: Dan Lyke

Helium or hydrogen (said the guy who was instantly thinking "ooh, flaming flying foam logos!").

So the question is: what else were they using in that foam? Some sort of starch or cellulose binder in in the water?

Because aside from that, it's just a table with a bunch of small holes drilled in it (might even be able to find a tight screen for this part), a tank of something, a stencil, and a board with a bevel to do the cutoff.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-16 04:14:15.595226+00 by: meuon

Think printing flying foam logos at outdoor events.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-16 02:30:04.831226+00 by: ebradway

Given the lift, I'm betting they are bubbling helium through the foam.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-15 20:59:03.807226+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I'm just now getting my shop back together.. there I some things I want to make for Alchemy.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-15 15:42:12.583226+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cool! They're just extruding small bubbles through a stencil and trimming it.

Yet another neat thing I'd like to try building.