menu

3D-Printed Food is Carving Paths Across Culinary Communities

3D-Printed Food is Carving Paths Across Culinary Communities
culture

This cuisine moves beyond the whimsical to become a new edge for entrepreneurs

Plus Aziz
  • 17 march 2016

NASA has been investing and experimenting in 3D printed food since at least 2013. The ability to automate food-making gives astronauts more time to focus on their work and reduces waste overall. For NASA, additive manufacturing (the technical name of 3D printing) is being leveraged to print food and meet the mechanical needs of the crew.

3D-printed food is now expanding to affect people all over the world, and Los Angeles in particular thanks to the 3DS Culinary Lab.

Culinary Labs 3D Printing.jpg

Culinary Labs 3D Printers.jpg

Culinary Labs Floor layout.jpg
3D Systems (referred to as 3DS) prides itself on offering a holistic perspective on 3D printing and all the facets of its evolution. They’ve recently been flexing their muscle through an innovation center which sits near Melrose and Highland in LA.

After wowing everyone with the introduction of the ChefKJet Pro early last year, known for its dynamic, creative usage of sugar as a material, they are making new forays this year with the 3DS Culinary Lab, which is giving guests up-close-and-personal exposure to the art of printing on ChefJet. Creative Director of the Lab Liz von Hasseln was interviewed by the LA Times and shared her vision and goals for this new gem on LA’s culinary scene:

We are thrilled to open this amazing collaboration space to bring a new era of digital craftsmanship and technology to the culinary community… We’re bringing together partners and collaborators from across the food service and hospitality industries, as well as chefs, mixologists and artisans to explore the wide-open landscape for 3D printed food.

Mei Lins 3D Printed Food.jpg

The Center is seeing many culinary luminaries come through to use the facility including “Cocktail Chef” Matthew Biancaniello and Top Chef’s Mei Lin, who won during the TV shows 12th Season. Another notable innovation that is similar to ChefJet is Natural Machines’ “Foodini” which has greater ambitions to democratize 3D printed food. They want to make the Foodini available to professional kitchen users at the cost of $1000 and has building relationships with major food manufacturers, according to CNN.

3DS Culinary Lab

Photo credits to Oyler Wu Collaborative

culture
Trending

DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Wooden Bike, Boat Or Caravan

Design & Architecture
Culture Yesterday

Messaging Add-On Helps You Correct Your Friends’ Bad Grammar

An iMessage sticker pack will help you copyedit text messages

Automotive Yesterday

Mercedes-Benz Introduces A New Electric Mobility Brand

The separate entity aims to simplify the identification of Mercedes EV products to customers

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Mobile Yesterday

Tinder’s New Feature Makes Swiping A Group Effort

The dating app wants to democratize its gestural interaction by buying in to the social polling trend pervasive among millennials

Related Expert

Scott Bedbury

Brand Development Consultant

Syndicated Yesterday

Autonomous Garbage Drone Prevents Trash From Reaching Deep Ocean

The solar-powered WasteShark collects refuse closer to the source: the harbor

Automotive Yesterday

Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

The sleek AM37 echoes styling elements from the British brand's sports cars

Advertising Yesterday

An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

The advocacy campaign from McCann aims uncover the human toll of the exploitative industry

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 28, 2016

Energy Expert: How American Consumers Are Taking Control Of Their Power Use

Jennifer Tuohy, green tech expert at The Home Depot, discusses green home technologies and developments for renewable technologies in US homes

PSFK Labs september 29, 2016

The 10 Steps To Discover, Hire, Develop Your Next Leader

PSFK's Future of Work report outlines key steps in the employee development path to empower next-gen leaders

Culture Yesterday

LIFE Magazine Relaunches In Pure VR

The general interest periodical, which ceased publication in 2000, has turned into a portal for virtual reality content

Mobile Yesterday

Reorder This Detox Drink With A Simple Text Message

Dirty Lemon is streamlining its communication by letting customers place orders, ask product questions and request help exclusively through chat

Op-Ed Yesterday

The Future Of The American Workforce Requires Unbundling College Education

President of JetBlue Technology Ventures: developing corporate education programs for non-traditional students

Retail Yesterday

Gilt’s Pop-Up House Is The Kind Of Store You’ll Want To Live In

The New York City townhouse plays host to the latest in retail inspiration, curation, and lifestyle activation (and some libations, too)

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Mobile Yesterday

Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

A new bot aims to mobilize underrepresented groups this election season through SMS and Facebook Messenger

Africa Yesterday

Virtual Reality Game Gives Lessons About Emergency Birth Care

LIFE is a serious tool that takes advantage of new technology to help save lives

Luxury Yesterday

Shoe Repair Has Moved Onto Your Phone

Cobbler Concierge is an on-demand service to get your footwear fixed online

No search results found.