Earlier this year, we announced the release of 3D Systems’s ChefJet and ChefJet Pro, two 3D printers able to print actual sweets to be released in late 2014. They were introduced during CES 2014 in January and what was most striking about their candy was the fact it was shaped in a very futuristic way. As we learned this week, the printers of the American brand will be competed by ones from a different – British – company: 3D Ventures from London.
Their Candy Printer, to be launched this day on Kickstarter, also has the ability to 3D print confectionary food products. The printer is able to 3D print toppings onto cookies, cakes and more food products. Those products will include, inter alia, chocolate, sugar paste and marzipan. Users can make use of an SD card, which is filled with ready-to-print designs or they can create their own toppings on a computer.
In a press release, CEO and Founder Razvan Creanga further explains the concept:
“We’re not the first people to think of making a 3D printer for food, but we are the first to make it truly accessible as a consumer product. The concept of 3D printing in general is so new, everyone is still experimenting with the technology and what it means for the future. That’s why going with confectionary design seemed like a logical entry point into food, because of how naturally creative it is.”
It’s another consumer-based food printer, priced at 499 dollars. It seems to be as tiny as an espresso machine, which makes it able to be placed in most kitchens. Their Kickstarter campaign will be live today starting at 9 AM EST.
Image credit: 3D Ventures.