Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 Technology

Cornucopia - 3D Food Printer


Working singles almost have no time to have a balanced diet, which is why two graduate students from MIT's Fluid Interfaces Group decided to come up with a rather interesting and yet unusual idea.

Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran designed a personal food factory and named it "Cornucopia." Their device is a 3D food printer that allows printing own food.

According to the designers, the whole cooking process of Cornucopia begins with a series of food canisters that refrigerate and lay up the ingredients that the user selects, informs fluid interfaces group. The ingredients "are piped into a mixer and extruder head that can accurately deposit elaborate combinations of food."

During deposition, the device's heating or cooling tubes, mounted on the printing head, cool or heat up the food. Here's what the authors of the invention say: "This fabrication process allows the user to have ultimate control over the origin, quality, nutritional value and taste of every meal."

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