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I have a little 3D printer. It's a lot of fun to build little toys
parts, but the problem with these toys and parts is that you
(safely or enjoyably) eat them. I realized with correct
and a few food-grade parts (Teflon coated extrusion tip, glass
Bowden tube) there's no reason you couldn't
substitute cheese for plastic. The only item missing is an
appropriate form factor for dairy products.
The idea is 1kg spools of 1.75mm diameter cheese. Mozzarella
likely the easiest to melt, but a sharp cheddar would have
High speed fabbing
[not_morrison_rm, Jan 31 2019]
Complementary technology [8th of 7, Feb 01 2019]
(see [beanangel]'s annotation) [hippo, Feb 01 2019]
Liquorish 3D printer
[xenzag, Feb 01 2019]
Bomfunck MC's - Cheese String
[bigsleep, Feb 05 2019]
||You could do the Michigan University ultra-fast fabber,
using two lights to control where the plastic hardens.
||In your case two intersecting microwave beams speed-
drying the water out of the cheese, with a pass of
some cold gas to set the cheese. Link.
||I've seen a video (or, the video was inflicted upon me) of a 3D printer using spray "cheese" as its medium. The results were not structurally sound.
||Perhaps parmesan powder could be fused in an SLS process.
||I was going to suggested 3d ice cream printers once
but looked it up and somebody had done it at MIT or
||3D printed food could absolutely be a thing, the only
trouble is you have to compete with molds that are
really cheap and fast.
||Mmmmm... 3D printed ice cream. I'm thinking some kind of
ice cream cloud with very low infill and melts in your mouth
the second you take a bite...
||Back to the idea. 3D printing cheese absolutely wouldn't
compete with molded cheese (eew). I imagine anything
from fun little cheese statues to 3-dimensional sandwiches
(when combined with Max's dough).
||Could be combined with <link>.
||Milling would seem a more sensible approach for cheese and other foodstuffs that weren't designed to be heated and squeezed through a nozzle.
||Mmm, super preservative loaded cheese sculptures. I don't think I would trust the cleaniness by just swapping to the food grade parts. A deep wash would be needed. Maybe a dedicated printer might be more judicious.
||I'm sure a judicious printer would be more dedicated.
||Ultimate goal: Alexa, make me a grilled cheese
sandwich in the shape of a cow.