“Dream it, print it, EAT it!” – Together with their German partner Laydrop, famous for their Berlin version of the Prusa I3 printer, and two star Michelin Chef Tim Raue, founder and chef of four high level restaurants in Berlin, Fablab Maastricht and 3DByFlow made typical Berlin snacks with 3D printed silicone molds as well as delicious different main dishes, that were directly 3D printed.
FabLab Maastricht is a foundation specialised in research of new materials for affordable 3D printers (ceramics, biorubber, metal, glass, food, chocolate and granulate high-engineering bioplastics). For these materials FabLab Maastricht has developed new printing heads and a new 3D printer.
The by Flow is a foldable 3D printer made from high quality materials like aluminum with easily exchangeable printing heads. Besides the normal filaments like ABS, PLA and Nylon the 3DByFlow printer can also handle powder materials like bioplastics, recycled plastics, porcelain, food and chocolate. With this extruder you can print faster, cheaper and with lots of materials. Furthermore, you can take the printer everywhere you want and due to the compact size and light weight it is a highly portable 3D printer.
Several experiments with 3D printing food are now performed with for example Michelin Chefs, chocolatiers, supermarkets (personalized cakes), dieticians and doctors
(personalized nutrition) and nursing homes (for people who cannot swallow).