Natural Machines: Food Piping vs 3D Printing

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Is 3D food printing merely a fancy way of automating piping bags? That analogy works occasionally. However, this is not always the case. Some individuals will comment that 3D food printing is simply automating a piping bag when they observe food being printed layer by layer. That is accurate in some situations, and it makes for a solid fundamental parallel.

To press frosting or other paste-like mixes through the tip of a pastry bag in order to decorate or create unique forms, you can even Google “define food piping” and find the following definition. Yes, that also applies to printing food in 3D.

However, when we think about piping bags (image 1), we typically associate them with decorating cakes and cookies as well as icing and frosting. You can say that someone could pipe it manually if they are experienced when you look at these cookies in picture 2 that have a pink and white heart decoration, but that’s 3D Printed!

Manual work surely calls for expertise, particularly when you’re decorating several cookies at once, which also takes time. Natural Machines 3D food printer, Foodini, makes it possible to automate this procedure. Foodini also automatically changes the icing colours, so you wouldn’t even need to do anything.

We don’t just use a 3D food printer in our offices or as a hobby to decorate meals. In the real world, this is really taking place! Picture 3 depicts a grocery store in Greece, On the left side of the image is Foodini. Since you’re looking at it from the back, it’s a little difficult to see, so we highlighted it in the picture. The premium chocolate bar section of this supermarket has Foodini, and on demand, personalized messages are being added to it.

The benefit of using a 3D food printer for the personalized messaging is that it eliminates the need for piping specialists on staff at the business. Piping is a skill; it’s not as simple as it may seem. You need to have good handwriting and technique. However, anyone can learn how to create bespoke decorations with Foodini very quickly.

Does the piping bag analogy hold true with the aforementioned examples? 

Yes, in this instance, however, the reason we don’t want to apply the piping bag example in every situation is because so many other sorts of food aren’t associated with piping bags. For example, rectangular breakfast bars or foods that aren’t used as decorations for bakery goods.

Have we whetted your appetite enough for you to use a Foodini 3D printer?

Then get in touch with 3DAPAC and see how this delectable remedy can address your culinary issues!