These 3D-Printed Ice Cubes Just Made Drinking So Much Cooler

Mar 31, 2015 at 3:43 pm |

This Japanese company is turning drinking into an art form.

TBWA\Hakuhodo is using 3D printing to craft incredibly detailed ice “cubes” for the Japanese Suntory Whisky company. Even if you aren’t a whiskey drinker, you’re going to want a glass, if only to admire these perfectly cool creations.

CNET reported on this awesome venture last year, but it’s been in the news again lately, and we just couldn’t pass it up.

The frozen works of art are made from a fabricating machine called a CNC router, which was kept at about 19.5°F so that the ice wouldn’t melt. A representative from the company said, “A touch of chilled whiskey polishes the surface of the ice and gives a beautiful shine to the sculpture,” not to mention some taste!

Some of the designs we’ve seen so far include Batman, Cinderella’s glass slipper, Godzilla, and even Abraham Lincoln. Click through to see home of the coolest designs we could find online.

But first, watch this jazzy video below that will take you through the awesome process. It’s sure to make you thirsty:

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Even if you don’t like whiskey, you’re going to want to get your hands on these ice ‘cubes’! These pictures will make you thirsty…