Re: RP modeling of food/medicine products

From: Raymond Lee (
Date: Tue Feb 23 1999 - 09:23:14 EET


A few years ago we used SLA to make a visual prototype of a "Freddo Frog".
Freddo Frog is a chocolate snack in the shape of a frog character (an
Australian favourite). We also had to do the 3D CAD solid modelling from an
artist 2D impression. After our clients approved the SLA master model, we
then made a silicone tool and cast several "real" chocolate samples.

Great thing about RP and food is that you get to ask for samples before the
project... and the make your own samples after the project...!

Kind regards

Raymond Lee

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-----Original Message-----
From: Monica & Glenn Whiteside <>
To: Rapid Prototype Mailing List <>
Date: Tuesday, 23 February 1999 17:03
Subject: RP modeling of food/medicine products

>Just saw some new Doritos corn snacks called "3D's" available in "Nacho
>Cheesier" and "Cooler Ranch" flavors. The shape has 3 corners and is
>out in the middle (from what I can tell by the picture on the coupon). My
>question is, has RP been used much in the design of food products or
>medicines? For example, design of a new snack chip or design of a pill
>is easier to swallow, etc. Although I wouldn't want to be the one to test
>new "Stereolithography" snack chip or pill!
>Glenn Whiteside
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