As you surely know, NASA is one of the government organizations most interested in developing 3D printing techniques as much as possible, fundamentally because this is a technology already proven in space that can solve many of the problems that astronauts face outside of Earth. . Among the projects they have underway, highlight the creating a food 3D printer that, after years of development, is even capable of creating a custom pizza in less than 10 minutes.
I personally think that the issue of this printer being capable of creating a custom pizza it is more pure marketing than anything else, a way of selling to the catering and leisure sector a new and special way of making totally different fast food, ideal for large companies to be interested And so they start investing in a project that can be more than interesting. Due to this, a fundamental role remains in the background, that anyone in space can stop eating those dishes «canned»And go to taste food not perhaps more nutritious but tasty.
As NASA itself indicates, after a long time of development, too remarkable results had not yet been achieved, much less suitable for the requirements that they were looking for with the development of the project and for what they had invested, at least until now. After an investment of U.S. dollar 125.000 Finally, a new 3D printer capable of manufacturing personalized pizzas in a matter of minutes has been developed from practically scratch, a model that today is known as «BeeHex«.
Now, do not expect much less a pizza with a too elaborate shape since, at least for now, you can create versions composed of pasta, cheese and tomato sauce. It is precisely the distribution of both tomato sauce and cheese that can be customized in a thousand and one ways, even by sending a simple printer to the printer. image in JPEG format.