3-D Printing Brings Mustang-Shaped Edible Treats to Life
Mini Mustang Chocolates, Anyone?
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Ford has teamed up with 3D Systems and its edible branch, The Sugar Lab, to create the 2015 Mustang in chocolate, candy, and plastic form using 3-D printing methods. How cool is that?
“3D printing is one of the hottest buzzwords in the news today and it’s great to see more consumers learning about the technology and its applications,” said Paul Susalla, Ford supervisor of 3D printing. “We wanted to create something fun to show that while 3D printing made these edible Mustangs, manufacturing-level 3D printing was used in the development of Ford’s all-new sports car.”
The CAD model of the ’15 Mustang was programmed into new printers used to created edible goodies, and after just a few hours, a 4.5-inch long by 2-inch tall Mustang-shaped treat was born. Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, this custom treat was made and Ford is in the works of making it official by potentially licensing the application.
3-D printing was also a huge process in developing prototype parts for the new Mustang such as hood vents, air vents, interior panels, and components for the 2.3L EcoBoost powertrain available in the new Mustang.
To see the edible 3-D printing process in action, check out the video below.