Fun Link Friday: Suntory’s 3-D printed ice cubes

As we start printing food, internal organs, and other serious items with great technological promise and implications for the future, let’s not forget that it’s the little things that count, like having a frozen ice cube shaped like Godzilla in your whiskey.

TBWA\Hakuhodo recently launched advertising for Japan’s Suntory Whisky using 3-D printing technology to make some really incredible ice cubes. They include some amazingly complex designs, ranging from Godzilla and a high-heeled shoe to the Golden Pavilion and a leaping horse.


Using a device called a CNC router to do inverse 3-D print designs, the router was brought down to -7 degrees Celsius (19 degrees F) to keep the ice from melting. You can see some of the Golden Pavilion’s creation in the video below, and see a ton of high-quality pictures at the original article, too.

Happy Friday!


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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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One Response to Fun Link Friday: Suntory’s 3-D printed ice cubes

  1. Pingback: Fun Link Friday: Japanese Life in Lego | What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?

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