3D food printing is gradually making an impact as new 3D printers are being developed which can print different food items. Bocusini, is one such entry-level 3D food printer which the developer terms as the world‘s first plug & play 3D food printing system. It is open-source and can be used for patisserie, gastronomy and home applications. The project is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. The printer is plug and play which makes it extremely easy to use. This makes it an ideal tool for confectioners and creative chefs and also for creative end users.
What is the Bocusini Printer made of?
The Bocusini printer consists of a heated food printing head which is fixed to a regular 3D printer. The printer consists of a range of cartridges with printable food and can be changed easily. A spontaneous user interface makes the printer easy to use. Chefs can get creative food recipes and designs from Bocusini.com website.
The cartridges that the printer can take, consists of chocolate, marzipan and fudge. You can use each cartridge to print small objects like sugar frogs or buildings.
How Does it Work?
You can use the food printer in the following steps to get your desired 3D printed food item.
- Use a food capsule of your preference and load the Bocusini food printer with it.
- Download a printing template which you like from the website onto your smart device or you can create your own design as well. Choose the printing conditions for the food cartridge.
- Bring the plate to the printer and start the printing process to get your desired food item on the plate.
Since this printer is plug-and-play, all you need to do is plug in the printer and drag and drop the chosen designs from the Bocusini web platform or design your own ideas. To create your own food designs, you do not need any food printing knowledge.
The Bocusini food printer is running a Kickstarter campaign which will end on 11th June, 2015. The total funding goal is €30,000, out of which €28,593 has already been raised. We can expect that in the remaining 21 days, the goal will be achieved and more funds will be accumulated. You can pledge your funds to get early bird offers. Plans are on to start the shipping of the printer from January 2016.
So, you can now surprise your friends, customers, family or guests with delicious 3D printed food items using Bocusini.
What about you?
Are you going to pledge your funds for Bocusini? Have you used any other 3D food printers? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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