WHAT IS FOOD 3D PRINTING
Food in paste-form is inserted into a syringe and then extruded onto a surface, in layers, to build up a new 3D object.
HOW DOES FOOD 3D PRINTING WORK
The 3D printing process is a 4-step process. Firstly you create the 3D object with the use of either a design software or by using a 3D scanner.
Then the software converts the object into a printable format, by ‘slicing’ it. This means that the objects is sliced into horizontal layers which the 3D printer will print. The sliced file is then sent to the 3D printer. This can be done via WiFi, LAN or with a USB stick.
The print job can then start. Fill the sterile syringe(s) with the paste that you desire to print and ensure the nozzle is screwed on tightly. The FELIX Food 3D printer then automatically ‘homes’ the nozzle, to become aware of where it should print. This ensures that your printed layers start on an even and solid base are printed evenly all the way to the top of the object.
Finally, and this is the easiest part – enjoy eating your finished creation! (And then repeat the process!)
Before consuming, the printed object can be stored either in a heated or a cooled environment. The longevity of the printed object is dependent on the type of material used, as some have more firmness and retain their shape longer.