3D Systems ChefJet
3D printing is no longer confined to the workshops, garages, offices and desks of the world, as 3D Systems introduces the kitchen-ready ChefJet.
3D Systems announced the entirely new 3D printer category of professionally-certified 3D printers for edibles today (January 7th), the first official day of International CES in Las Vegas.
The first two printers in the series are the monochrome, countertop ChefJet 3D printer and the full-colour, multi-flavour ChefJet Pro 3D printer.
Both 3D printers are anticipated to be the new must-have for professional bakers, pastry chefs and restaurateurs, as the ChefJet printer series promises stunning edible prints to be incorporated into any professional kitchen.
Liz Von Hasseln, Creative Director of Food Products of 3D Systems, said: "Nowhere are humans more creative than in the food we make, and we are delighted to bring professionally-certified, food-safe 3D printing to the bakers and chefs who deserve the freedom of creativity this technology enables.
"We are looking forward to seeing how this diverse industry takes advantage of the complexity allowed by 3D printing in everything from cake décor, candies and confections to garnishes and edible wearables."
The ChefJet comes with The Digital Cookbook, and easy-to-use ChefJet software package for the non-CAD user.
The machine itself is a monochrome, countertop-sized printer with a generous build volume of 8x8x6” making it ideal for single colour and single flavour candies and cake toppers. ChefJet printable materials come in a variety of flavours including chocolate, vanilla, mint, sour apple sugar and cherry sugar.
ChefJet is expected to be available in the second half of 2014 and will be priced in the sub-$5,000 (£3,047) range. The ChefJet Pro 3D printer is a full-color, multi-flavor, large-format printer with a build volume of 10x14x8”. ChefJet Pro materials can be mixed to create chocolate mint candies or full-color, mixed sour apple and cherry candies. ChefJet is expected to be available in the second half of 2014 and will be priced in the sub-$10,000 range.