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Today's Big Idea: Additive Manufacturing

Today’s Big Idea: Additive Manufacturing

Of all of the applications for additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, food tends to be the most universally popular. 

Of all of the applications for additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, food tends to be the most universally popular. 


In today’s lesson, Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman, authors of Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, show us how digital cuisine not only allows chefs to print interesting looking dishes, it also allows people to cook with great precision. “Using a special food printer, Lipson and Kurman write, “people could create special recipes, calibrated exactly for their body, their weight loss goals, whether they have a health condition, whether they’re trying to be low-carb, for example.”

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