Wiiboox presented their new food 3D printing extruder, LuckyBot. The extruder can be added to a number of different FDM 3D printers on the market to enable cheaper food 3D printing.
If there’s one type of food that excels at 3D food printing, it’s chocolate. Chocolate melts easily and works well with 3D print head extruders, allowing you to create 3D figures layer by layer, much like using plastic or any other material.
The problem is that custom-built 3D chocolate and food printing machines are expensive. Food printers designed to extrude chocolate or other types of food cost between $1,500 and $6,000.
That’s what LuckyBot does different: The extruder can be added to a number of different FDM 3D printers on the market to enable food 3D printing. The LuckyBot replaces the standard 3D printer extruder with one designed specifically for food printing.
The LuckyBot first appeared on Kickstarter and is now available through the company’s website or Amazon Store.
That said, if you’re itching to become a CAD-powered chocolatier and don’t have $4,000 to spend on a Foodini, you might want to give the LuckyBot a try.
For more information, visit www.wiibooxluckybot.com.