3D Systems Corporation (DDD) Acquires The Sugar Lab

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Three-dimensional printing company 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) has acquired a micro-design firm called The Sugar Lab for an undisclosed amount.  The Sugar Lab designs customized, multi-dimensional, and edible confections using real sugar.  These confections are created using three-dimensional printing.

The Sugar Lab created their own customized Color Jet Print technology to print on a sugar bed using different flavored edible binders that meet all food safety requirements.

“The Sugar Lab was founded by Kyle and Liz von Hasseln, a husband and wife architectural design team in Los Angeles. They wanted to make a friend a birthday cake but didn’t have an oven so they decided to try to 3D print a cake instead. After a period of trial and error that lasted well beyond her actual birthday they successfully printed a tiny cupcake topper that spelled her name in cursive sugar. She loved it and they thought others would as well so they officially started The Sugar Lab in their studio in Silver Lake,” said 3D Systems in a press release.

[Image Credit: The Sugar Lab]