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3D-Printed Toothbrush Brushes Your Teeth In 6 Seconds Flat

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If sparing a minute or two to clean those pearly whites isn’t in the cards, there’s Blizzident –the extra fast brushing device.

This 3D custom model of users’ mouths is fit with hundreds of tiny bristles, about 10 times more than an everyday toothbrush. Blizzident also has a floss holder and small holes to thread it through, allowing for simultaneous brushing + flossing action. And — last but not least — the tongue-scraping feature ensures minty fresh breathe post use. The best part? All you have to do is gently bite and grind your teeth for 6 seconds to achieve the same results as you would brushing 3 minutes normally.

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Blizzident should be replaced just once a year, because if you think about it, you’d only be using it for a few minutes in total every 365 days. Although, it’ll set you back three bills, so maybe your good ol’ toothbrush will do for now.

Blizzident teeth-cleaner, $299 @Blizzident

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The World’s First Consumer-Friendly Chocolate Printer?

Eyes lighting up yet? A team of researchers out of the University of Exeter with Brunel University and software developer Delecam have developed the world’s first 3D chocolate printer. The technology used in their 3D printing is nothing we haven’t heard about before, as we’ve seen and heard it being used in industry to produce plastic and metal products, but according to the university’s report on it, it is the first time the principles have been applied to chocolate.

3D printing can be broken down to a pretty simple understanding — a three-dimensional object is produced by building up successive layers of material. This current round of research in regards to chocolate printing presented the team a variety of challenges. Particularly the issues with Chocolate as a material that is susceptible to many heating and cooling cycles, which have to be accounted for while they integrate with correct flow rates for the 3D printing process.

The video is a few minutes too long for the average Internet audience (me), but something interesting that can be gleaned from its content is the “consumer-friendly interface” they have in store. In essence, it would be a software that would allow online retail businesses (or storefronts who implement properly) to let users upload their chocolate designs for 3D printing and delivery.

Does the idea of printing 3-dimensional chocolate get you excited?

 

Via: Foodiggity