3D Food Printers Create Edible Geometric Candy

3D Systems creative director Janne Kyttanen talks about how 3D printing will change the world.

We bout to have next level cereal.

3D Systems has unveiled the world’s first first professionally certified, kitchen-ready 3D food printers — the Chefjet and Chefjet Pro. The countertop-sized printers come with flavored materials including chocolate, vanilla, mint, sour apple, cherry, and watermelon. Both will be available in the second half of 2014. (h/t dezeen)

The machine uses an ink jet print head that’s just like the one you would find in your desktop 2D printer, explained 3D Systems’ Liz von Hasseln. It spreads a very fine layer of sugar then paints water onto the surface of the sugar, and that water allows the sugar to recrystalise and harden to form these complex geometries.

ChefJet: under $5000 (£3000)

(It produces single-color edible prints for items like sugar cubes and cake decorations.)

ChefJet Pro:  under $10,000 (£6000)

(It produces full colour prints with a larger build volume.)