3D systems reveals ChefJet 3D food printer at CES
3D systems reveals ChefJet 3D food printer at CES
jan 10, 2014

3D systems reveals ChefJet 3D food printer at CES

3D systems reveals ChefJet 3D food printer at CES
image courtesy of 3D systems / cubify




in september 2013, 3D printing company 3D systems acquired the sugar lab, the husband-and-wife start-up micro-design firm of liz and kyle von hasseln dedicated to creating bespoke, 3D printed edible confections from real sugar. working together, the two parties are redefining and expanding the possibilities of creating sweet indulgences at home, as well as for commercial applications.


the overlap of technology, food and art is so rich, and the potential for customization and innovation is limitless,’ said liz von hasseln, cofounder of the sugar lab. existing commercial applications for printable sugar include complex sculptural cakes for weddings and special events that are made possible only with 3D printing, and customizable confections for bake shops and restaurants. continued von hasseln, ‘we see our technology quickly evolving into a variety of flavors and foods, powered by real food printers for professionals and consumers alike and we could not think of a more qualified partner than 3D systems to help make that a reality.’



3D systems reveals ChefJet 3D food printer at CES
the ChefJet Pro will deliver full-color 3D prints of sweet treats
image courtesy of 3D systems / cubify




on the occasion of CES 2014, 3D systems has revealed two food printing appliances that will allow you to produce multidimensional consumable shapes of your sweet culinary creations — from custom candies, cake toppers and novelty treats. the development of the devices is the result of the sugar lab’s long term goal to create a 3D printer that catered to the food and service industry.


the ChefJet will deliver single-color prints; while the more advanced ChefJet Pro will dispatch full color prints. both can produce either sugar or milk chocolate confections, in different flavors that include cherry, mint and sour apple, and will be available to the market later this year.


see designboom’s original feature of the sugar lab’s sugary sculptures here.



ChefJet™ 3D food printer presentation at CES 2014
video courtesy of 3D systems
  • First, it prints in chocolate. Last I checked that was a “food”. Second, you can print whatever can be designed. I think that having the ability to print insanely detailed structures will interest any designer.

  • Technically this is printing 3D edibles. Printing “food” is still Jetsons territory. Its cool though and I am very curious if organic brown sugar and vegetable base dyes would work with equal bonding and color intensity as the presumably GMO cane sugar and artificial industrial food dye “food” shown here.

    bill shannon
  • Just because technology makes it possible doesn’t mean it’s a good idea…


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