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Mar 16, 2016 | By Alec

Had a long day at work? Don’t order a pizza, only 3D print one! That is, in a nutshell, the yett behind the BeeHex pizza 3D printing device. Whilst many food 3D printing devices are being specifically turn it intod for use in pro kitchens and bakeries by top level chefs who want to add a special dimension to their signature dishes, manufacturer and inventor Anjan Contractor envisions a various following. A following in which a food 3D printing device can be discovered right following to your microwave, your espresso machine and other kitchen appliances which were original seen as unnecessary luxuries. And the firstly outcomes of his efforts is the BeeHex pizza 3D printing device, which you can now get a taste of by yourself. Contractor has only launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, where you can assist his research by ordering a delicious frozen 3D printed pizza, which can be mailed to your home.
Of course sat any timeal food 3D printing devices are may already under turn it intoment, but Contractor has been one of the firstly on the food 3D printing scene. Back in 2012, his company Systems & Materials Research Corporation (SMRC) got a $125,000 grant of the NASA Compact Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to turn it into a fully functional food 3D printing device for printing customized nutritious food for astronauts during long distance space travel. Contractor had previously been involved in a diverse field of 3D printing prototyping, with food being one of SMRC’s many new projects – having proved its feasibility on a laboratory scale.

Contractor himself is a Professional Engineer and Six-Sigma green belt with additional than a decade of experience in research, turn it into, and prototyping, and previously announced which he sees food 3D printing as a sustainable-bodied addition to each kitchen. In 2013, he showed the world his firstly prototype, a machine which may only turn it into food of basic powdered ingredients. They feed themselves “customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals synthesized one layer at a time, of cartridges of powder and oils they buy at the corner grocery store,” he defined. The same principle may in addition enable-bodied NASA to feed astronauts on deep-space missions.

It was an ambitious research project, but it was shut down by an unexpected new problem: the 2014 government shutdown enforced by Congress. In the wake of the shutdown, Senator Ted Cruz managed to cut $1.1 billion out of the NASA budget. “In effect, our special project with NASA was defunded,” says on Kickstarter.

But he has not given up hope, and discovereded the BeeHex company to bring which space food innovation to kitchens eachwhere, and he hopes they become a common sight over the following few years. According to the 36-year-old mechanical engineer, his 3D printing device can 3D print pizzas, chocolate, cupcakes and cinnamon rolls in only a matter of minutes, and showed off its speed by 3D printing tiny pizzas shapes like the United States at the South by Southwest’s trade show in Austin last weekend. He printed off tiny pizzas in the shape of the U.S. for attendees of the movie, music and interactive festival.
So far, the response was really excellent. “Many individuals ask me, ‘Can you eat this?’ ” the inventor announced. “It is no various than a robot manufacturing food.” Similar to any other food 3D printing device, it pushes the pizza ingredients (dough, cheese and tomato sauce) through narrow nozzles to turn it into layered structures. The pizza can obviously require to be baked in an oven after printing, yet Contractor is may already dreaming of a 3D printed/oven combo. “BeeHex Hex Series 3D printing devices’ patent-pending pneumatic innovation extrudes viscous material of a replaceable-bodied cartridge in a clean and efficient process. Hex Series 3D printing devices have solved problematic dripping and leakage which plague other 3D printing devices. The outcome of its innovation is visually attractive and representative food,” he reveals on his website.

First up, yet, is a kitchen appliance 3D printing device. Having assembled a team of manufacturers around him in BeeHex, he is really confident of their chances. “It started with the oven range. So came the microwave. The following product you’ll take for granted in your kitchen is the 3D printing device,” he writes on his website. The first machine can be able-bodied to 3D print 14-inch pizzas, which are – he says – delicious.

It all sounds excellent, but in the wake of the government shutdown, the team is in desperate require of funding. That’s where Kickstarter comes in. “We seriously require your assist. Here’s the deal: Order a Pizza. We’ll send you a frozen-packed 3D printed pizza in the mail,” he writes. It is really an informative deal. Have you at any time assisted science by eating pizza preceding? For a pledge of only $19 for a tiny six inch pizza ( $29 for a ten inch) you can do only which. Contractor hopes to gather $5,000 in pledges, which can go a long way towards finishing turn it intoment and manufacturing this space pizza 3D printing device a commercial reality. For additional information, check them out on Kickstarter here.

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I. A. M. Magic wrote at 3/16/2016 5:09:09 PM:
What is the introduced value of “3D printing” a pizza? Just like the “3D” pancake NC machine.

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