Gallery: Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and...


The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has invented a 3-D printer that not only allows you to print food, but lets you create almost any design imaginable with your favorite ingredients. Working with experts from the French Culinary Institute, Cornell’s new technology may soon be available for chefs and home use, allowing enterprising cooks to customize new and interesting dishes with healthier ingredients. We’ve seen a similar concept designed by a pair of students at MIT, but this ready made design takes things to a whole new level. Spaceship nuggets anyone?

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  1. The Tangible Designs Pr... May 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Don’t confuse this as something trying to take place of the chef, but rather think of it as a new tool. And it can produce foods with natural ingredients depending on what you use. Just think about how a piping bag works, this is just a new kind of ultra versatile piping bag. The only limit to the possibilities are in your imagination.

  2. Frosty June 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    There’s an entire school of thought in the culinary world that would disagree with the two of you.

  3. ltrue100 June 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I agree with the comment above. Please retract this article which is misplaced and in poor taste (no pun intended).

  4. greenchix September 23, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I think this ‘food printer’ is totally out of place on this blog. Talk about over-processed and unappealing food. Food is most beautiful and most nutritious in its natural state. I can tell you my kids wouldn’t eat a spaceship made of peas. Horrible.

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