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Jar With a Twist
Jar With a Twist
Jar With a Twist image demonstrating product possibilities
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Jar With a Twist Video
Is there anything more annoying in life than “peanut butter knuckle”? With the help of 3D printing we can eradicate this first world problem. The peanut butter knuckle phenomenon comes when one is attempting to scoop the remainder out of the jar only to get the viscous substance all over you knuckles.
3D printing is often heralded for its ability to rapidly manufacture prototypes, a designer no longer has to wait months to test out their product, they can simply get their design to a printer and have a prototype in hours, making adjustments on the fly. This is exactly how Jar with a Twist (JWAT) came about.
You may have seen the Jar With a Twist on countless television spots and websites like the Huffington Post and Gizmodo, the jar is said to revolutionise the inefficient and wasteful peanut butter/condiment jar.
It works by twisting the base upwards thus pushing all of the contained condiments upwards and to the surface so you’re not digging into the jar to get the last of the condiment out. The design not only allows the consumer to achieve 100% peanut butter completion but also keeps the condiment fresher longer. Because the condiment is pushed to the top there is less air circulating than in traditional jars the contents taste as fresh as they did when they were first opened.
The prototypes for the jars you see on the video are 3D printed using a Dimension SST 1200es 3D printer at the creators’ college. However CTO Stephen Smith told Personalize that the final product will be made more traditionally “From the beginning, our jar has been designed for injection-moulding. While 3D printing has been great for producing prototypes, we realize we will need to produce large quantities of our jar at very small costs. 3D printing also has not hammered out printing in PET plastic yet, which would be the preferable food safe material.”
JWAT feel like they have enough interest in their product that they do not need to go down the crowd-funding route instead the team are concentrating on selling the licenses to bigger firms. Whereas current plastic jars cost 10 cents they say theirs could potentially only cost 3 cents more. Taking into account the lack of wastage and the biodegradability of the product we think they’re on to a winner.