New printers are going berserk nowadays as plain paper printing is becoming a thing of the past with users now relying on projections, tablets, or e-readers to read what needs to be read. The concept of 3D printing allows a realistic printing of an 3D objects and prototypes have been developed that already prints plastic guns or anything made of chocolate. This time, another printer introduces a user to the culinary world.
The Cornucopia is a food printer and it works in the same way chefs work – to prepare a dish for cooking out of the many ingredients provided. The printer stores the ingredients, mixes them at the time of preparation, cooks the mixture and even serves the food on a tray. Although an evolving concept from two graduate students, it could replace the chefs in the future. The food ingredients serve as the printer’s “ink” which are stored at cold temperature and pushed to a chamber for mixing depending on the menu.
The layers and mixture of ingredients can be heated or cooked in the same chamber relieving a user of such tedious task. The printer itself can even order a new supply of ingredients to replenish its stocks once they run out. The good thing is calorie and fat contents can be computed along with other healthy tips through its internet connectivity and user interaction via a touch-screen interface. We’ll hear more of this as the concept begins to arouse interest of big investors.
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