A team of scientists at Cornell University are building a 3D food printer, BBC reports. The design uses a series of syringes printing "food" inks, according to an electric blueprint.
Food ink materials are limited for now. Currently liquid or melted chocolate, cookie dough, cheese, or cake batter are used. However, the team are now experimenting new techniques to create a range of basic liquid ingredients. Early successful prototypes include cookies with embedded letters and designer domes made of turkey meat.
3D food printer is a part of Cornell University Computational Synthesis Lab's Fab@home project, a platform of printers and programs which can produce functional 3D objects.