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3D Printing Chinese Food
- Jun 05, 2018 -

Dumplings

A 3D printer and Autodesk Fusion 360 software can be utilized to create 3D printed dumplings. CAD software is used to generate 3D models that users can manipulate into different sizes, shapes, lengths, colors, etc. The personalized cutting molds and jigs are 3D printed to enable the user to easily create their own customized dumplings.

 

Noodles

Food is hard to keep fresh and it’s even harder when you’re in space. NASA has always had a problem with keeping food fresh for astronauts but 3D printing could solve that problem by creating meals at any point in time from pre-stored ingredients. One type of food that can be created using a 3D printer is noodles; NASA is so devoted to the preservation of food that they are awarding $125,000 to Systems and Materials Research Consultancy of Austin, Texas to study the use of additive manufacturing of food in space. With this technology, astronauts could receive personalized meals that are both nutritious and fresher compared to the meals they are receiving now.