Frequently Asked Questions

How does Food 3D printing work?
In 3D printing, a material is extruded through a nozzle and stacked in layers on top of one another where it sets, to form a new final object. This same principle is applied to 3D print edible materials. A paste-like substance is loaded into a syringe. The syringe is precisely emptied through the nozzle to form a 3D object. Intelligent software translates where the nozzle should extrude the paste. Starting from a base layer, subsequent layers are built on this, eventually creating an object of up to 17cm (7in) high.
What kinds of food materials can I 3D print with?
How do I get my ideas onto a plate?
Can I print meat or salmon?
Is 3D printed food safe to eat?