A team made up of designers and engineers from the Columbia University, United States, has just surprised the maker and professional community with the announcement of the development of a 3D printer capable not only of printing food, but also of cook it. Undoubtedly a step forward in this sector that will allow chefs and fans of the world of cooking to create culinary pieces in a different and creative way.
As has transpired, apparently this device has been endowed with a specific software that allows you to use ingredients from the real kitchen to make unique dishes. These ingredients can reach the 3D printer in the form of pastes, gels, powders and even in their liquid form. Once they are introduced into the machine, it cooks them before even starting to work with them and then goes on to work on their presentation.
Columbia University presents a 3D printer capable of pre-cooking the food it prints.
According to the people in charge of this project, with this peculiar 3D printer capable of cooking food, it is not intended to replace conventional cooking, but rather the idea would go in the way of trying to combine both techniques to open even more the range of possibilities for chefs. These printers, in the not too distant future, will make it possible to produce an infinite variety of fresh foods with personalized nutritional values.
According to Hod lipson, project manager:
We have already seen that putting our technology in the hands of chefs has allowed them to create all kinds of things that we have never seen or tried before. This is just a glimpse of the future and what lies ahead.
As a final detail, perhaps the most interesting part of the project, to tell you that, in order to cook food, a technology capable of cook food using infrared, this component has been integrated into the robotic arm of the device so that it can cook the ingredients at different temperatures and for various periods of time.