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CNC Toast Printer = X-Y Control System + Hot Air Rework Station

 - May 3, 2007   Updated: Apr 21 2011
References: evilmadscientist
This CNC toaster puts art to bread. It actually works like a printer but instead of using an ink it uses a hot air gun mounted to a computer-controlled x-y control system to blast the bread as a result creating a wonderful art design pattern. Check our video to see the printer in action.

Implications - Printing on food has emerged as an innovative way to personalize edible goods and market a product. This particular printer can blast a custom design onto a piece of toast, but similar examples also infuse patterns into coffee and beer foam, pancakes and crepes. Companies can take advantage of this opportunity by printing their logo onto edible treats, perhaps for a promotional giveaway.