3B Printing?

By on June 25th, 2013 in Ideas


Yes, we said “3B” printing. It’s definitely not a technology like 3D printing, but we thought you’d be interested in seeing it. 
Created by liquor manufacturer Dewars, 3B printing was used for a promotion for their new “Highlander Honey” Scotch. It’s a relatively straightforward process: a custom-shaped form is filled with honeybees, who build a wax honeycomb structure within. When the form is removed, a honeycomb retains the original form’s shape. 
No extruders, lasers or DLPs used in this technology. Unless they 3D print the form, that is. Just bees. Lots and lots of bees. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!