3D printing is popping up in most of the industries you might expect: automotive, aerospace and the medical fields. There is, however, another industry that is beginning to reap the benefits of CAD and 3D printing: The food industry.
That’s right; sit back and get ready to digest the following: Researchers and chefs alike believe that 3D printing could help make food production faster, easier, more sustainable, and develop food catered to very specific diet needs and restrictions. Read on to learn more about how CAD and 3D printing are altering the food industry.
The Difference Between 3D Food Printers and Regular 3D Printers
To understand how 3D food printers work, we can first refer back to how regular 3D printers operate. Most regular 3D printers are able to release coatings and layers of 3D printing material to produce an object designed in CAD. Objects are created from the bottom up as each layer sticks together to form the shape and design.
3D food printers, on the other hand, are similar, but a bit more complex. 3D food printers may include the same robotic arms as normal 3D printers, as well as lasers, nozzles and other ingredient dispensers to produce intricate food designs.
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