Edible Ink Secret To Soon-to-be-launched 3D Food Printers

2011-09-15 10:00:30

Published on 2011-09-15 10:00:30

Printer technology has rapidly leapt forward in recent years – as the development of the 3D food printer demonstrates.

The device, produced by US startup firm Essential Dynamics uses edible printer inks in order to create tasty morsels through the gadget.

Company founder Jamil Yosefzai commented: "As time passes, 3D food printing will go from novelty…to utility…to indispensability."

The Essential Dynamics product is set to launch in the near future, with a $1,000 (£635) price tag initially – but scientists from Cornell Creative Machines Lab (CCML) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are also battling to bring the technology to life.

Hod Lipson, head of the CCML lab, told fastcompany.com: "It's a huge 'design space,' and the combination of tastes and textures, geometries and colours that can be achieved is enormous."

Last week, HP unveiled 13 new products at the Printing Conference in Shanghai – one of which was a multi-function printer capable of scanning 3D images.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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