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NASA Funds 3D Printer to Make Pizza

By Pizza Today


NASA Funds 3D Printer to Make Pizza3D-printed food? NASA has awarded mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor a $125,000 grant to build a 3D food printer prototype that will start by creating pizza. The goal is to provide astronauts with the popular meal on long-distance space travel. This space-age plan has aspirations on this planet to cut waste and aid in food shortages around the world.

The idea is that the cartridge in the 3D printers will consist of replaceable powder units that will print a pizza in layers, starting with the dough, applying powdered tomato sauce that has been mixed with water and toppings. The printing process will cook the pizza. Cartridges will last 30 years. Within a few weeks, a prototype will attempt to print a pizza.
It’s an out-of-this-world idea. What does the pizza industry think of the idea?

Check out the full story: NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it’ll start with pizza

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