Industrial design never tasted so delicious. Enter the world of edible 3D printing

Art, Science, Technology, Food?

The concept may sound like something from the future but food 3D printers do actually exist. 3D printing is becoming more and more trendy not only for pros but also for personal use. We thought it would be great for an event. That said, you are probably curious about how food 3D printing works. You may be wondering if it’s similar to normal 3D printing?

Food printers use what’s referred to as extrusion 3D printing, similar to regular desktop 3d printers. Instead of using plastic material though, food 3D printers use ingredients in the form of a paste. Common ingredients include items such as; cream, chocolate, pancake batter, pasta, and pizza.  These ingredients are 3D printed in layers through a syringe-like extrusion technique.

  • What types of food can be 3d Printed?

There are very few forms of food that can be 3d printed. The food must be in the form of a paste, such as cream, mashed potatoes. pancakes, or chocolate.

  • How well does a 3d printer prepare the food?

Not well. The 3D printing process doesn’t encompass every step of a meal’s preparation. For instance, food 3D printers cannot bake a cake or sprinkle oregano over a pizza.

  • How expensive are edible 3d printers?

Food 3D printers are generally in a price range between $1,000 and $5,000

  • How well do 3d printers work?

Just like with any other type of 3D printing, food 3D prints can be unsuccessful – too bad if it’s a birthday cake!

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