LAS VEGAS – You’ve probably seen a variety of 3D-printed objects and prototypes made of plastic, but what if these new-fangled printers could print your next dessert or meal? XYZprinting is demonstrating their new food printer at CES week that promises to do just that.
Using extruders, the food printer can create shapes out of just about any “gooey” foodstuff. Think dough, thick sauces, jams, frosting, etc. If you print a pattern in dough, you’ll still have to bake the cookies, but the shapes and patterns you can create are only limited by your imagination.
The first XYZPrinting Food Printer is scheduled to ship in Q2 2015 and will cost under $2000. The first model has 3 separate extruders and will be targeted at commercial kitchens, but company representatives mentioned that a smaller, lower-cost consumer version is already in the works.