Bocusini Wants to 3D Print Your Food via Pre-filled Cartridges

Bocusini works like a pastry bag, depositing food onto your plate layer by layer via a heated 3D food printing head.

Photo Caption: Bocusini will offer pre-filled food cartridges, including this ready-to-use marzipan cartridge.

3D printing is everywhere. Even our food. And while 3D printing food is still a relatively new concept, it’s about to get a lot easier thanks a new German startup called Print2Taste.

The company is currently raising money on Kickstarter for Bocusini that can print up to 30 different types of food.

Print2Taste plans to sell both the Bocusini food printer and an open-source kit for turning existing 3D printers into food printers. In the video below, a Printrbot Metal Simple is shown with the Print2Taste extruder. 

To retrofit your existing 3D printer, all you have to do is replace your printer’s plastic extruder with Bocusini’s food extruder and, voilà, you can 3D print foods in different shapes.

Bocusini works like a pastry bag, depositing food onto your plate layer by layer via a heated 3D food printing head. You won’t be able to 3D print a burger, not yet anyway.

According to the Kickstarter page, you will be able to order the capsules either pre-filled or can fill them at home, meaning you can make your own recipes.

“These are part of the six most important food categories: 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 yogurt).

“In the beginning, we will offer pre-filled Bocusini cartridges with marzipan, choci and fudge, and over time release several others along with the related food worlds on, our market place and forum for printable food. Of course, we also encourage food enthusiasts to develop their own recipes and refill their capsules - and will support them with instructions and recommendations. Hence you will also have the possibility to print food objects you created yourself. “

The Bocusini will be sold in Junior and Pro versions in December 2015, with the Junior having a 100 x 100 x 130 mm print volume and the Pro a 150 x 150 x 150 print volume.

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