3d food printing

Canadian Startup is Turning Food Waste into Biodegradable, Plastic 3D Printing Filament

Canadian Startup is Turning Food Waste into Biodegradable, Plastic 3D Printing Filament

3D printing is often used in sustainability efforts, such as making tires, prosthetics, and cars from recycled materials, water treatment efforts, and stopping food waste with 3D printed vegetables and other foods. The USDA has estimated that between 30 and 40% of the country’s entire food supply is wasted, and roughly 30% of edible fruit and vegetable […]

3D printing is often used in sustainability efforts, such as making tires, prosthetics, and cars from recycled materials, water treatment efforts, and stopping food waste with 3D printed vegetables and other foods. The USDA has estimated that between 30 and 40% of the...
A Look at the Who, What, How and Why of 3D Printed Food

A Look at the Who, What, How and Why of 3D Printed Food

3D printed food is still seen as something of a novelty, a way to make candy and other food substances into fun and customized shapes. There are more serious applications of the technology, however, such as creating foods that are easier to eat for people with difficulty swallowing, as well as safer food preparation for […]

3D printed food is still seen as something of a novelty, a way to make candy and other food substances into fun and customized shapes. There are more serious applications of the technology, however, such as creating foods that are easier to eat for people with...
Oceanz and Cooperative DOOR Partner to Stop Food Waste with 3D Printed Vegetables

Oceanz and Cooperative DOOR Partner to Stop Food Waste with 3D Printed Vegetables

I recently saw a viral tweet circulating that read, “My waiter asked, ‘Now, do we want straws OR do we want to save the turtles?’ and honestly we all deserve that environmental guilt trip.” I don’t know if this conversation actually took place or not, but the writer has a point. Unless we’re able to successfully […]

I recently saw a viral tweet circulating that read, “My waiter asked, ‘Now, do we want straws OR do we want to save the turtles?’ and honestly we all deserve that environmental guilt trip.” I don’t know if this conversation actually took...
Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Ice Cream, Cones and Gelato

Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Ice Cream, Cones and Gelato

Among dessert items, ice cream ranks one of the most popular frozen treats in the United States. Over the past several years, the ice cream industry has consistently produced well over 1 billion gallons of ice cream each year with the average person consuming 6 gallons yearly. The ice cream industry, for the most part, […]

Among dessert items, ice cream ranks one of the most popular frozen treats in the United States. Over the past several years, the ice cream industry has consistently produced well over 1 billion gallons of ice cream each year with the average person consuming 6...
South Africa’s First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition

South Africa’s First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition

Think about the last time you went to the grocery store. How did you select your produce? Did you go for the fruit and vegetables that were the nicest-looking, eschewing the pieces with spots or lumps or odd shapes? That’s what many people do – it’s been shown that most shoppers tend to avoid the […]

Think about the last time you went to the grocery store. How did you select your produce? Did you go for the fruit and vegetables that were the nicest-looking, eschewing the pieces with spots or lumps or odd shapes? That’s what many people do – it’s...
3D Printing Chinese Food for R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Chinese Food for R&D Tax Credits

Chinese food has been a mainstream part of American culture since the 1970’s and is still evolving in today’s society. In America, Chinese food has deviated from its origins in order to accommodate the American palate. Technology, such as 3D printing, has changed the way we prepare and cook our food by providing another technique […]

Chinese food has been a mainstream part of American culture since the 1970’s and is still evolving in today’s society. In America, Chinese food has deviated from its origins in order to accommodate the American palate. Technology, such as 3D printing, has changed the...
3D Printing Sushi for R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Sushi for R&D Tax Credits

Sushi is widely popular in the dining industry which is most likely due to the various options of simple to complex sushi rolls. Consumers are always looking for the next “foodie” trend and 3D printing sushi may be the next big thing. While traditional 3D printers use plastics, food 3D printers use food ingredients to […]

Sushi is widely popular in the dining industry which is most likely due to the various options of simple to complex sushi rolls. Consumers are always looking for the next “foodie” trend and 3D printing sushi may be the next big thing. While traditional 3D...
3D Printing of Pizza and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Pizza and R&D Tax Credits

Craving a slice of pizza? Well if not yet, you surely will have a craving by the end of this article. Kevin Drake, who bakes pizza at the University of Indiana’s dining court, says that pizza is American comfort food. Many commercial kitchens, chefs, scientists, and culinary professionals have become creative and begun designing and […]

Craving a slice of pizza? Well if not yet, you surely will have a craving by the end of this article. Kevin Drake, who bakes pizza at the University of Indiana’s dining court, says that pizza is American comfort food. Many commercial kitchens, chefs, scientists, and...
3D Printed Food Startup Presents Peculiarly Pixelated Sushi at SXSW

3D Printed Food Startup Presents Peculiarly Pixelated Sushi at SXSW

There are a lot of different things you can do with sushi. There are about as many varieties of sushi as there are edible sea creatures – and then some. I’m rather fond of the vegetarian kind – I’ve had sweet potato, pickle, even cherry. (I think. Is my memory malfunctioning? Cherry sushi seems weird.) […]

There are a lot of different things you can do with sushi. There are about as many varieties of sushi as there are edible sea creatures – and then some. I’m rather fond of the vegetarian kind – I’ve had sweet potato, pickle, even cherry. (I...
Eat Your Words, Literally, with Sweet Your Words 3D Printed Chocolate

Eat Your Words, Literally, with Sweet Your Words 3D Printed Chocolate

This time of year could be called chocolate season – Valentine’s Day has just wrapped up, and now Easter is looming, which means that store owners have swept their shelves clean of one variety of chocolate shapes just to replace it with another. Of course, it could be argued that chocolate season started with Halloween […]

This time of year could be called chocolate season – Valentine’s Day has just wrapped up, and now Easter is looming, which means that store owners have swept their shelves clean of one variety of chocolate shapes just to replace it with another. Of course,...
Kim Kardashian Lookalike Immortalized in Partly 3D Printed Cake

Kim Kardashian Lookalike Immortalized in Partly 3D Printed Cake

I have made no secret of the fact that I find edible reproductions of people’s faces to be extraordinarily creepy. I do not want people on my cake. Therefore, in my opinion, the cake that broke the Internet (it didn’t, mine’s still working) is the stuff of nightmares. A baker based in London and Los […]

I have made no secret of the fact that I find edible reproductions of people’s faces to be extraordinarily creepy. I do not want people on my cake. Therefore, in my opinion, the cake that broke the Internet (it didn’t, mine’s still working) is the...
Barilla and Desall Announce Winners of Second 3D Printed Pasta Competition

Barilla and Desall Announce Winners of Second 3D Printed Pasta Competition

As a lover of Italian food, I can’t think of many things better than pasta…except for 3D printed pasta, of course. Well-known Italian food company Barilla has been busy developing its own pasta 3D printer,  and it even held a contest three years ago with a goal of creating fun new shapes of pasta using 3D […]

As a lover of Italian food, I can’t think of many things better than pasta…except for 3D printed pasta, of course. Well-known Italian food company Barilla has been busy developing its own pasta 3D printer,  and it even held a contest three years ago with a...
10 Highlights of the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter’s Long Career

10 Highlights of the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter’s Long Career

Last week, we took a look at what has become one of the most commonly used 3D bioprinters in the industry. The 3D-Bioplotter from EnvisionTEC has now been used in more than 200 peer-reviewed research studies. That’s an impressive accomplishment, and it’s definitely worth taking a look at the important work that has been done using […]

Last week, we took a look at what has become one of the most commonly used 3D bioprinters in the industry. The 3D-Bioplotter from EnvisionTEC has now been used in more than 200 peer-reviewed research studies. That’s an impressive accomplishment, and it’s...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Doughnuts

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the popular dessert snack that people cannot resist. In fact, Americans consume 2 billion dollars worth of doughnuts per year at the retail level. 3D printing will soon change the way doughnuts are made, allowing manufacturers to produce them at lower costs. Additionally, 3D printed doughnut making tools provide a fun way for […]

Doughnuts are the popular dessert snack that people cannot resist. In fact, Americans consume 2 billion dollars worth of doughnuts per year at the retail level. 3D printing will soon change the way doughnuts are made, allowing manufacturers to produce them at lower...
Want to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? 3D Print Them a Mushroom Octopus

Want to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? 3D Print Them a Mushroom Octopus

Getting kids to eat healthy foods like fruit and vegetables – especially vegetables – is a task that parents have struggled with for ages. Some parents have had to get creative to get vegetables into particularly stubborn children; there are plenty of cookbooks that contain instructions for how to “sneak” vegetables and fruit into more […]

Getting kids to eat healthy foods like fruit and vegetables – especially vegetables – is a task that parents have struggled with for ages. Some parents have had to get creative to get vegetables into particularly stubborn children; there are plenty of...
The R&D Tax Aspects of Ramen Noodles and 3D Printing

The R&D Tax Aspects of Ramen Noodles and 3D Printing

Cups of noodles are one of the most popular food items among children and college students. From a quick meal in between play dates to some extra fuel on those long nights of endless studying, noodles have proven to be a fast, cost efficient, and effortless meal. Among popular brands are Maruchan’s Ramen Noodles and […]

Cups of noodles are one of the most popular food items among children and college students. From a quick meal in between play dates to some extra fuel on those long nights of endless studying, noodles have proven to be a fast, cost efficient, and effortless meal....
Dinner and an Education: 3D Print a Dessert or Code with Candy at Sue’s Tech Kitchen

Dinner and an Education: 3D Print a Dessert or Code with Candy at Sue’s Tech Kitchen

Everything is better when there’s food involved. That’s an opinion shared by many people, and Randi Zuckerberg is hoping that it will apply to tech. Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and sister of Facebook CEO Mark (and former Facebook employee herself), loves technology and wants other people to love it, too, especially children. She’s the […]

Everything is better when there’s food involved. That’s an opinion shared by many people, and Randi Zuckerberg is hoping that it will apply to tech. Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and sister of Facebook CEO Mark (and former Facebook employee herself),...
Celebrate World Chocolate Day with a 3D Printed Dessert!

Celebrate World Chocolate Day with a 3D Printed Dessert!

Today, July 7th, is World Chocolate Day, and I wasn’t prepared – I have no chocolate. That’s remedied easily enough, as there are several grocery and drug stores within a few miles of my office. However, that would involve leaving and driving to one of those stores, and as I’m currently hard at work, I […]

Today, July 7th, is World Chocolate Day, and I wasn’t prepared – I have no chocolate. That’s remedied easily enough, as there are several grocery and drug stores within a few miles of my office. However, that would involve leaving and driving to one...
MIT Uses 3D Printing to Create Shape-Shifting Noodles

MIT Uses 3D Printing to Create Shape-Shifting Noodles

Is there anyone who isn’t fascinated and delighted by the many shapes of pasta? There may be some people who don’t get excited about pasta, yes, and I do apologize for raving about pasta shapes more than once. I know I’m not the only one, however, judging from the 3D printed pasta design contests out […]

Is there anyone who isn’t fascinated and delighted by the many shapes of pasta? There may be some people who don’t get excited about pasta, yes, and I do apologize for raving about pasta shapes more than once. I know I’m not the only one, however,...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Nina Hoff, CEO, byFlow

3D Printing Spotlight On: Nina Hoff, CEO, byFlow

In 2015, an intriguing new 3D printer company called 3D By Flow emerged with a printer called the Focus, a portable, multi-extruder 3D printer capable of printing in multiple materials including both standard plastic filament and pastes. Although the Kickstarter campaign for the Focus didn’t quite reach its funding goal, the Dutch company, now called […]

In 2015, an intriguing new 3D printer company called 3D By Flow emerged with a printer called the Focus, a portable, multi-extruder 3D printer capable of printing in multiple materials including both standard plastic filament and pastes. Although the Kickstarter...
Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About 3D Printing

Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About 3D Printing

If you’ve spent a long time working with 3D printing, whether at a hobbyist or professional level, you may tend to forget that there are still many people who don’t know much or anything about the technology. It becomes second nature to those of us who encounter it every day – I know I’m still […]

If you’ve spent a long time working with 3D printing, whether at a hobbyist or professional level, you may tend to forget that there are still many people who don’t know much or anything about the technology. It becomes second nature to those of us who...
WASP Takes on the Gluten-Free Challenge with a Celiac-Safe 3D Food Printer

WASP Takes on the Gluten-Free Challenge with a Celiac-Safe 3D Food Printer

I tend to be a bit suspicious of any food-related trend, no matter how many people adopt it. The gluten-free diet is one of those trends – I can’t imagine cutting out all of the foods I regularly eat that have gluten in them, and I have friends with celiac disease who say they’d give […]

I tend to be a bit suspicious of any food-related trend, no matter how many people adopt it. The gluten-free diet is one of those trends – I can’t imagine cutting out all of the foods I regularly eat that have gluten in them, and I have friends with celiac...
SciFutures & Hershey’s 3D Print Chocolate, Transform Sci-Fi Into Reality

SciFutures & Hershey’s 3D Print Chocolate, Transform Sci-Fi Into Reality

SciFutures, a California-based futuristic tech startup, is leading a truly revolutionary market of sci-fi prototyping. The team, led by CEO Ari Popper and CTO Scott Susskind, is focused on bringing sci-fi technologies into reality, collaborating with some of the largest multi-billion dollar companies and organizations including Visa, Ford, Hershey Company and Intel. Over the past […]

SciFutures, a California-based futuristic tech startup, is leading a truly revolutionary market of sci-fi prototyping. The team, led by CEO Ari Popper and CTO Scott Susskind, is focused on bringing sci-fi technologies into reality, collaborating with some of the...
Pasta Gets Smart! Barilla Launches Second 3D Design Contest for 3D Printable Pasta Shapes

Pasta Gets Smart! Barilla Launches Second 3D Design Contest for 3D Printable Pasta Shapes

Back in my day, wagon wheels and vague dinosaur shapes were considered the height of sophisticated pasta shapes. I never would have imagined three-dimensional roses and cratered moons, but that’s what technology does – makes things cooler. It does a lot of other things, too, of course, like save lives, but you can’t deny that […]

Back in my day, wagon wheels and vague dinosaur shapes were considered the height of sophisticated pasta shapes. I never would have imagined three-dimensional roses and cratered moons, but that’s what technology does – makes things cooler. It does a lot of...
3D Printed Popsicles: Pixsweet 3D Food Customization Platform Launches in Beta

3D Printed Popsicles: Pixsweet 3D Food Customization Platform Launches in Beta

Talk about fast food…how about designing your own custom popsicles and printing them out in less than two seconds per pop? If you think this sounds like something out of “Star Trek,” think again. It’s the latest offering from award-winning artist and 3D printing maverick Janne Kyttanen, who just launched a private beta version of […]

Talk about fast food…how about designing your own custom popsicles and printing them out in less than two seconds per pop? If you think this sounds like something out of “Star Trek,” think again. It’s the latest offering from award-winning...
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