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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

3D Food Printer That Can Print And Cook

Columbia Scientists Are Developing a 3D Food Printer That Can Cook Your Food

Tess [] | August 1, 2016

While we can make reservations to eat at a limited number of restaurants to try 3D printed foods, additively manufactured technologies have yet to really take off within people’s home kitchens and have remained relatively niche. A team of researchers and engineers from Columbia University in New York City are hoping to change all that, however, by developing a stylish and functional home food 3D printer.
The research team, led by mechanical engineering professor Hod Lipson who works in the areas of artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing at Columbia Engineering, is in the process of developing a 3D food printer capable not only of creating nutritional, and beautifully composed edibles, but also capable of cooking the ingredients. So far, the team has adequately showcased that their 3D printer is capable of extruding foods, and now the remaining task is to perfect the cooking mechanism, which will be achieved with the integration of an infrared heating element.

"It touches on something that’s very basic to our lives. We’ve been cooking forever, but if you think about it, while technology and software have wormed their way into almost every aspect of our lives, cooking is still very, very primitive—we still cook over an open flame, like our ancestors millennia ago. So this is one area where software has not yet permeated. And when software touches something, it takes off." Source:
[Click on link for video] (The killer app of 3D printing: Snacks. Researchers at Columbia University have developed a 3D printer that can cook and fabricate food. August 1, 2016) Source;

<more at; related articles and links: (The killer app of 3D printing: Snacks. Researchers at Columbia University have developed a 3D printer that can cook and fabricate food. August 1, 2016) and (The restaurant where everything is 3D printed, from the food to the chairs. Last week London saw the arrival of a restaurant celebrating 3D printed food, furniture, and cutlery. Could a chain of dining spots be next? August 2, 2016)>

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