Bocusini is an open source food printing system for gastronomy, patisserie and home applications. It consists of a heated food printing head mounted to a standard 3D printer, a selection of easy to change cartridges with printable food.
The principle of food printing is nothing more than a very precise automatically controlled pastry bag. It is dosing of a food product like melted chocolate, mashed potatoes or a cookie dough layer by layer onto a plate by a small nozzle.
It can print more than 30 different food products: Confectionary (choci, marzipan, chewing gum, fudge, jelly), bakery products (cookie, meringue, biscuit), snack products (potato crisps, savoury snacks), fruit & vegetable Products (all kind of fruit purees, fruit sauces, fruit jellies or gelled vegetables), meat products (different pates and meat spreads) and dairy products (cream cheese or yoghurt).
Food enthusiasts can develop their own recipes and refill their capsules. The support with instructions and recommendations will be on www.bocusini.com.
The project is already backed on the Kickstarter and has reached its funding goal of $30.000, the early bird pricing is $249 and estimated delivery is on January of 2016.