The ‘uncanny valley’ of 3D printed food could be a natural fit for astronauts

The ‘uncanny valley’ of 3D printed food could be a natural fit for astronauts

In popular perception, food is something of the holy grail of 3D printing: printing your own dishes is like being able to use a real-life Star Trek food replicator or a Fifth Element -style meal packet. We’re not there yet, but Wired has profiled the Cornell University Fab@Home project’s ongoing efforts to make viable 3D printed foods. Unlike projects that focus on molding existing materials like chocolate, Fab@Home uses gel-like substances that can be combined with other materials (including artificial flavoring) to mimic the taste and mouthfeel of many different foods.

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The ‘uncanny valley’ of 3D printed food could be a natural fit for astronauts

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