Food deskjet

If you can print fashion and furniture with 3D printing techniques, it follows that we should also be able to print food. The Fab@Home project investigates.

From the Series

The Fab@Home project at Cornell University has been working on a 3D food printer whereby food is “printed” using a syringe.

The movements of the syringe are determined by computer blueprints and models, while the material is layered to ultimately create the 3D object. So far they have printed chocolates, biscuits and domes of turkey meat.

The models have all thus far used only one syringe, but the team is experimenting with using multiple syringes to allow for the combination of different ingredients.