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The ten food 3D printers you need to know

3D printing materials are becoming more and more diverse, but when we talk about additive manufacturing, we often think of plastics or metals. But today we wanted to focus on something very different, namely food. And yes, some 3D printers allow you to create confectionery, pastries, chocolates, pizzas and dishes of all kinds. A 3D food printer offers more freedom and creativity in the kitchen and, in some cases, can even reduce food waste. Although we are not yet convinced that these machines will replace our ovens and microwaves, they have great potential for anyone who loves to cook. In this listing, we present 3D food printers that have already been used!

3D chocolate shaper – byFlow

Food Tech byFlow specializes in 3D chocolate printing. To print with the notoriously tricky ingredient, the company developed 3D Chocolate Shaper, based on patented technology to design all types of chocolate pieces. ByFlow provides you with the online chocolate design studio, where you can create your own chocolate designs in minutes. Any type of chocolate can be used with a fully automatic temperature control system. Note that you can also use this 3D printer to design other sweet or savory foods. ByFlow also opened one of the first restaurants to integrate a 3D food printer.

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The WiibooxSweetin food 3D printer is a printer that combines precision, quality and creativity and is designed for professional use. In addition, the machine is easy to use. All users need to do is upload the 3D model files to the machine and start printing. The printing material? There is (really) something for everyone: chocolate, cheese, mashed potatoes, beans, caramel, honey, jam, biscuits. The printer includes a real-time temperature control device which ensures that the food is perfectly sealed. The technology used is fused deposition modeling (FDM), includes several types of nozzles and is compatible with .stl .obj . amr files.

food 3d printer

Photo credits: WiibooxSweetin

SMRC 3D printing system for space

When people think of 3D printed food, it’s mostly for projects for people on Earth. But it’s not always the case. Enter the SMRC’s 3D printed food system which was developed to make food for long-duration space missions in collaboration with NASA. The company aims to create foods using 3D printing that have interesting flavors while including nutrient supplements that will trigger nutritional degradation from long-term storage. Essentially the system will dispense squishy food made from powder and ingredients and they have already managed to make cheese pizzas using them. They hope to provide healthy food for astronauts.

nûfood by Dovetailed

nūfood, born out of a hackathon, is the world’s first liquid food 3D printer and was created by Dovetailed. The company is tight-lipped about exactly how the 3D printing technology works, but the result is essentially edible, 3D-printed flavor bubbles as a printer. “provides the ability to create juicy bites in a variety of shapes, flavors and colors on demand.” Users can simply tap the available app, pour the flavors, then print, with 3D food flavor explosions ready in minutes. Plus, the ingredients are high-quality and vegan-friendly, ranging from savory to sweet. The printer is available for hire in the UK for events on their website, although they also note that it is ready for commercial manufacture.

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Photo credits: Dovetail

mycusini® 2.0

This chocolate 3D printer definitely steals the show from other kitchen appliances! The mycusini® 2.0 has been improved with interesting features since its predecessor and represents the latest generation of the machine. The first thing that catches the eye is the timeless design combined with pink elements. But the device is not only a real eye-catcher visually: the mycusini® 2.0 has an integrated library of over 1,000 objects which can be called up with the 3.5″ color touch screen, including previewing objects. If you want to design your 3D objects yourself, you have free access to the mycusini club. Objects can be printed with the supplied Choco refills with a size of up to 90 x 90 mm. The removable platform allows easy cleaning of the device. The device is available at the special price of €758.70 on the manufacturer’s website.

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Shock Creator V2.0 Plus

After the success of the Choc Creator V1 and V2 devices (which are no longer marketed), the Choc Creator V2.0 Plus is the optimized version of the Choc Edge chocolate 3D printer. The device stands out with a larger design area of ​​180 mm x 180 mm x 40 mm and enables the production of creative chocolate creations with fine lines from 0.8 mm in width. Common STL files can be used, which are transferred directly to the device with a USB stick. Two 0.8mm metal nozzles are included and the machine comes with ready-to-print 2D and 3D G-codes pre-installed, making the Choc Creator V2.0 Plus ready for immediate use. The machine can be purchased for around €3,350.

Photo credits: Choc Edge

Foodini, the food 3D printer par excellence

Foodini is surely one of the most popular food 3D printers today. It is a kitchen appliance developed by the company Natural Machines, which allows food customization and 3D printing. They claim that this solution leads to healthier eating, improved kitchen efficiency and reduced food waste. The competitive advantage is that users can create all kinds of dishes using their own natural and fresh ingredients. In terms of user experience, the Foodini stands out for its ease of installation and interaction when working with the machine. From loading stainless steel capsules to interacting with the large touch screen, Foodini guides the user through every step of the process. What better way to get started in 3D food printing?

Photo credits: Natural Machines

Brill 3D Culinary Studio, 3D printing in the culinary arts

Brill Inc. and 3D Systems have partnered to develop an innovative new additive manufacturing system that aims to revolutionize the culinary arts. The result of a multi-year collaboration, this professional full-color 3D printing technology offers cooking enthusiasts a unique opportunity to create original and personalized dishes, figurines, garnishes and everything they can imagine. As for the 3D printing process, users must start by separating the wet and dry ingredients, so that the machine can mix them with automated precision, and then create the models layer by layer. This system includes the 3D Systems software, the Brill 3D Culinary Printer machine and finally the powders and binders that allow the production of an unlimited range of original creations.

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Photo credits: Brill Inc.

Procusini 5.0

The Procusini 5.0 food 3D printer was developed by the German company Print2Taste and is based on an extrusion process. It has a printing plate of 25 x 15 cm and weighs only 9 kilos, which makes it easy to transport and to integrate into the kitchen. It is considered today as a machine for catering professionals. It offers automatic calibration and connectivity via SD card. It’s a printer that has cartridges that can be heated up to 60 degrees, easily cleaned and simple to change. The user of Procusini 5.0 will be able to access the Procusini Club allowing him to download more than 1000 models, logos, messages, etc. as well as get tips and tricks.

Photo credits: Print2Taste

The Mmuse food 3D printer

The Chinese manufacturer Mmuse is at the origin of the eponymous machine, specialized in the extrusion of chocolate. It is a food 3D printer which has a printing volume of 160 x 130 x 150 mm, a nozzle of 0.8 mm in diameter and a printing speed of 30-60 mm/s. The Mmuse printer uses cocoa beans that it melts, all in a controlled environment in terms of temperature. It also incorporates a touch screen to facilitate user operations and monitor impressions in real time. Today, this food 3D printer is available starting at $5,700.

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