Fast food chain may print toys on de­mand

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - 3D TECHNOLOGY -

Fast food chain McDon­alds has f loated the idea of putting 3D print­ers in its stores so it can knock out the free toys it gives away with kids’ Happy Meals on the f ly.

The global firm’s IT man­ager in the UK, Mark Fabes, says “count­less fam­i­lies” have their visit to the burger stores ru­ined be­cause the toy wanted by their chil­dren is not in stock.

He says be­ing able to cook up nov­elty cartoon char­ac­ters when re­quired would be an even big­ger draw for cus­tomers.

His only con­cern is hav­ing ma­chines that can melt plas­tic near food.

Hew says any moves by the firm to in­tro­duce 3D printed tech­nol­ogy would re­quire it to be as­so­ci­ated with a “ro­bust” 3D print­ing ma­chine sup­plier.

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