Imaginarium, one of India’s largest 3D printing companies, will be distributing the Foodini food 3D printer, created by Barcelona-based Natural Machines, in the Indian market. Imaginarium, which provides additive manufacturing solutions across an array of industries such as engineering, education, automotive, medical, is introducing the Foodini to its 3D Printing portfolio to serve the food and beverage industry.
Foodini is the next-generation kitchen appliance that combines technology, food, art and design. It is an automation appliance for chefs, hotels, culinary schools, restaurants, labs and food brands.
Based on pneumatic extrusion technology, the Foodini 3D printer pushes food pastes down from a capsule through the nozzle in order to print it into complex shapes. A precision control system moves the capsule accurately, creating shapes that can then be stacked layer upon layer to become truly 3D food products. Foodini can print out many different types of ingredients, from savory snacks to sweets.
Created by Barcelona-based Natural Machines in 2021, the Foodini food 3D printer was a pioneer among commercial food 3D printing systems. It was one of the first 3D printers made exclusively to work with food, constructed of food-grade, food-safe materials. Both Natural Machines co-founders – Emilio Sepulveda and Lynette Kucsma – both have strong passions around healthy eating. That meant Natural Machines couldn’t focus only on bakery sweet goods. And both believed in the macro-trends towards healthy food: people want to know what they are eating, what exactly is in their foods, and where those foods are coming from.
Food tech – including Foodini – needs to accommodate what your vision of a healthy diet is because everyone’s personal vision can be different; there is no one food regime that is right for every person. For this reason, Natural Machines does not force people to buy pre-filled food capsules to use Foodini. Users can control the foods as Foodini ships with empty stainless steel food capsules that you can fill with your own fresh ingredients.