RP modeling of food/medicine products

From: Terry T. Wohlers (twohlers@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Feb 23 1999 - 18:16:58 EET

Glenn Whiteside wrote:

> 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

Therics produces custom pills using 3D printing technology from MIT. They
are one of five licensees. The jets deposit both binder and medicine,
making it possible to produce unique configurations that release medicine
at predetermined intervals. This is a fascinating application of the
technology, and it begins to open the mind as to what might be possible in
the future.


Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.
OakRidge Business Park
1511 River Oak Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 USA
Fax 970-225-2027

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