Fresh fruit on demand becomes a reality with a 3D fruit printer...
Dovetailed has developed a 3D printer that can make edible fruit. By combining individual liquid droplets with different flavours into a desired shape, it allows the creation of interesting bespoke fruits in a matter of seconds. It is aimed at chefs, foodies and anyone interested in making creative dining experiences. No specialist knowledge of cuisine is required to rapidly create fresh and organic 3D fruits on demand.
The 3D fruit printer was revealed on 24 May at a Tech Food Hack – an experimental dining hackathon event in Cambridge, UK, where a small group of foodies, hackers and designers came together to re-think and make new dining experiences. The event was co-organised by Dovetailed and Microsoft Research Cambridge.
Dr. Vaiva Kalnikaitė, Creative Director and Founder of Dovetailed, says: “We have been thinking of making this for a while. It’s such an exciting time for us as an innovation lab. Our 3D fruit printer will open up new possibilities not only to professional chefs and food companies but also to kitchens in our home – allowing us to enhance and expand our dining experiences. We have re-invented the concept of fresh fruit on demand.”