Barcelona start-up Natural Machines’ new invention: Foodini, a prototype 3D printer can produce a range of foodstuffs, chocolate, cheeseburger, gnocchi, ravioli, bread sticks… as long as they are squidgy.
Lynette Kucsma, the co-founder of Natural Machines, says they want to bring something a little different to the table. “Its function is more like food assembly, so it’s important to not confuse what it does with actual cooking,” Kucsma told Smithsonianmag. “It’s probably most ideal for deserts or dishes with a meat or cheese paste, like ravioli. But even then it can be useful with many different kinds of food.”
…Same as other 3D printers, the Foodini squeezes liquid materials onto a printing bed. The difference is that the Foodini can use six capsules for six different ingredients, each ingredient is squeezed out at different rates of pressure and temperatures. And it also has a heater built in to keep the food warm during the printing process…..
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