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This 3D Food Printer Will Come With Companion Software

A group of engineers and researchers led by Hod Lipson at Columbia University have developed an extraordinarily innovative and potentially revolutionary 3D food printer that is designed to function in your kitchen alongside such regular cooking appliances such as the microwave and toaster.

Currently still in prototype stage, this incredible food printer is likely to make use of a high-tech infrared heating element that will make it possible for the contraption to go about cooking various ingredients at different and varying temperatures for flexible amounts of time in order to go about preparing a complete meal. This functionality will be controlled by making use of a companion software.

While still far away from completion, this 3D food printer could herald a change in the way people in future generations create and think about food.