Building on the public’s appetite for 3D printing, this year those behind the 3D Printshow London have created a dazzling way to grab the attention of event goers—and that’s through their stomachs. After all, what’s more fun to do at an event than eat? Mixing it up with some 3D printing should do the trick indeed, drawing in curious and hungry technogeeks galore.
This year, at 3D Printshow London 2015, held at The Old Truman Brewery May 21-23, one of the starring acts for sure will be the world’s first 3D printed pop-up restaurant. The whole point, which is to demonstrate not only how 3D printing is changing the industrial world, but also that of so many other sectors like food preparation, may be forgotten just a bit as attendees’ tastebuds are courted by 3D printed chocolate, as well as high-tech gourmet endeavors.
Working in tandem with FabLab Maastricht, a Michelin chef will be serving 3D printed meals at 3D Printshow London 2015, not only quelling hunger pains but also working to show how the technology may be responsible for soon helping us to have better methods of manufacturing food and preparing our favorite recipes, streamlining the process to offer greater efficiency and perhaps even affordability.
“The gastro-revolution continues not only to find new ways to present and prepare our food, but new state-of-the-art ways to create it,” said Kerry Hogarth, founder of 3D Printshow. “From 3D printed chocolate machines for customized party food to micro-engineered nutritional prints, we’ve been slowly edging towards the synthesis of entire meals.”
All natural foods and nutrition are a big focus, but that could be sidetracked temporarily by the 3D printed chocolate globe, bearing multiple ‘flavor compartments,’ as well as serving as a functioning map of the world.
Driving the theme home further, visitors can also enjoy a half-day at the Gastronomy Conference, Press Print to Eat, on May 22nd from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This is a learning session where those attending will actually learn how to make 3D printed recipes, gaining useful knowledge from industry experts.
“Far from being a gimmicky technology, 3D printing within food preparation is expected to make a huge and positive contribution to the industry. This year’s show will highlight the best of what’s possible today, while showcasing its likely role in the future of professional and home cooking,” said Hogarth.
While 3D printing is helping us to achieve so many noble accomplishments throughout the world–from researchers engaged in bioprinting and doctors using 3D printed medical models to make progressive strides in surgeries to the engineering of wind turbines or the transformation of the world of architecture–our greatest and most base interest is always stirring below the surface of our intellectual interests and endeavors: eating.
Beginning with a small industry show in 2012, 3D Printshow has grown into a series of global events annually for the 3D printing industry, serving as an opportunity for industry greats and 3D printing enthusiasts to convene—and this year there will be a total of seven shows in seven large cities, with shows in California, Paris, and Dubai to follow the London show.
The biggest manufacturers will present a wide variety of new 3D printing products offering exciting and interactive displays. The show is a great opportunity for learning and listening to relevant world-class speakers, as well as networking for business in the 3D printing industry.
Is this an event you will be attending? Have you tasted any 3D printed food yet? Tell us about it in the 3D Printing Pop-up Restaurant forum thread over at 3DPB.com.