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New powder and paste extruder idea

In this week’s video we cover one of our old ideas, still pending to explore. In this case nothing but a pepper grinder transformed into a powder extruder that include a nozzle within.

This idea was born and execute during my time at Pier 9. the goal was to merge textures within one print, explore supports.

Parts:

  • Nema 17
  • Gear reduction
  • Drive shaft with an interior pipe
  • Nozzle
  • Grinder core
  • Grinder housing

Soon more information. Do you have any idea on how we could use it? Let us know we are open to try. We are really interested using and combining alcohols and sugars to burn them.

Previous test with just the power where really fun, excited to redo them and share them with you!

Does this video triggers any idea for a recipe? Contact with us!

Tasting 3d printed marzipan from Bocusini

Another 3d food printing adventure. This time we get to try 3d printed marzipan from Print2Taste and their Bocusini. Was great to meet the again at Fabcon 2016. This time we got our hands into some 3d printed marzipan samples to bring you a new tasting experience. Shaped in a really cute turtle form, this marzipan was for sure good. Sweet almond explosion, but without being to thick and overwhelming. I really enjoyed it! Sure I will try to get more for my self in the future 🙂

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3d printed meringue taste experience

More videos from our awesome trip in Germany. Always in a good mood this time we jump to try a new type of recipe. 3d printed meringue! How cool that sounds?? test it during the event turns into a super crunchy experience. Aram Avila, Jason Mosbrucker and Luis Rodriguez give you their honest, or at least tired opinion about them. Better take their work or try to taste by yourself during our next workshop!

 

 

Daniel Wilkens has a message in a cake

During our awesome time at Messe Erfurt, we got the chance to meet (again for Jason) (first time for Luis) with Daniel Wilkens. Daniel is the mastermind behind message in a cake. A one of of a kind creator that put together a printer to print not just cakes. But cakes that has hidden messages!! Please watch the whole video, and specially last part when Jason cuts the cake and you get to “experience” the surprise from what stays secretly in the cake.

Make sure to visit Daniel’s personal website, and of course the one for the project to.

We wish him the best of the best lucks.

Hope to meet you soon again buddy!

4 inlet multi nozzle test

It has taken way more time than expected, but finally during our workshop in Germany. We managed to put together a demos for out 4 inled (4F) multi nozzle test.

The idea for this nozzle was simple control flavor profiles within the same dish. Kind of this Heston’s Blumenthal recipe. Still far away from this goal, but starting step by step.

Why color instead of flavor? the answer is because using color problems are easier to spot (then solve).

You can read more about it in the instructable.

Hopefully more adventures with it soon 🙂 Stay tune.

This nozzle was one of the many “ongoing” projects after my time at Pier 9!

Tips to start printing with chocolate

Intro

 

Hi everyone this is Luis Rodriguez from 3DigitalCooks and in this weeks video I will be answering some questions from two awesome 3d food printing entrepenaurs. Cristina and Barbara. The wanted to have more information on how to start printing with chocolate.

Main

Chocolate

 

Disclaimer!

Printing chocolate is hard, Jason pointed that is the Drama Queen of foods, because it caughts everyones attention but at the same time is not the easiest material out there.

 

Basic things you need to know.

 

Before even looking at what machine to buy or build. You need to answer two questions.

 

What chocolate do you want to print?

There is tons of different types of chocolate, knowing what you want willl help you to choose a better fit technology. Different melting temperatures, viscosities, set times,… all those are good reason to choose different technologies.

A great important distinction is if you want to use a compound chocolate or chocolate with cocoa butter. The second one, more delicate, will require tempering and precaution to avoid blooming.

 

With this i am not saying that you can not use the same technology for both, but knowing better what you want to print will help you to choose wisely, and ask the right question when buying.

 

Is also important what do you want the printed chocolate for. Is completely different if you just want to print chocolate for yourself, or if you want to add customized items to your bakery. Parameters like, repeatability, speed and robustness can have a major impact in the technology and the cost of it!!!

Equipment

Once you know what you want to print. is time to look for your printer.

  • Budget

There are existing technologies out there that might work for you. From custom build machines to already in the market. I will suggest to whatever technology you choose make sure that you will have a decent customer support. Especially if you are not much interested in playing with the technology. Sometimes is worthy to pay extra but to know that someone has your back.

 

If budget is an issue make, surely you can build your own, but be aware that depending on your expertise this might be a longer journey.

So what is out there?

ChoCreator, Bocusini, 3d drag, Rokit, …Out the shelf solutions, that range from 3500 dollars to 600. More or less

 

Links at the of the description.

Learning more

There is tons and tons, of people who has tried this before, in different shapes forms and levels of success. Make sure to surf the web learning from their designs and mistakes! I would not say there is a clear place to learn everything you need about printing chocolate but if you put the pieces together I sure you can make it!

 

Make sure to check Mark Jones’s interview from ChocEdge, the work form Smart Gastronomy Lab, Fans Hauche, hersheys, … for all that check the links at the end of the post.

I hope this information is helpful write a comment below if you have more doubts about printing chocolate and now now I am just going to enjoy some chocolate.

Links

ChocEdge, Mark Jones interview, Smart Gastronomy Lab they have a cool set of pictures on their facebook page , Hans Fauche, Rokit Chocolate printer or 3D Drag.

 

And many more chocolatier in our Digital Cooks map.