British start-up company 3D ventures has announced its intention to make a range of 3D food printers for both industry and consumer users, focusing on confectionery.
The first of these products, Candy, is a printer that helps consumers decorate cakes, make cookies and print bespoke chocolates. It can print from any semi-solid foodstuff, and is simply a matter of filling up the dispenser with a filling of choice, selecting the design required from the supplied SD card and then printing. It ships with templates but users can create their own designs.
It should cost £300 but customers can order just an electric extruder from 3D Ventures that could be used it with a current 3D printer.
3D Ventures notes that the company is aiming to reach a fundraising goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter to attract as many backers as possible. Their campaign pitch can be seen at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/977921690/candy-the-first-confectionery-focused-food-3d-prin