Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Food from the 3D-printer

Food from the 3D-printer

Ensuring food soldiers on the spot of fighting with today's technology 3D-print - it's near future the US Army. Military rations can be mixed from a variety of nutrients, the combination of which will be selected in a special way, based on the state of health of the soldiers and the features of service. At present, the development in the field of three-dimensional printing actively engaged in CFD - Management combat food supply US Department of Defense. This project also involved the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is reported that complete experimental design and research work is scheduled to begin in the 2015-2016 fiscal years, as interest in this area shows and NASA.
Currently available three-dimensional printing technology can produce only objects of chocolate and a number of other confectionery products. However, it is expected that the situation will change in the future, and in the software of army food of 3D-printers will put a certain menu that allows layers to print a variety of individual products and even ready-made meals. In this printed on a food will taste like real food. According to Lorena Oleksika holding the office of head of the unit of food technologies CFD, is currently undergoing experiments on small print nutrition bars, but soon the menu will be expanded through the production of pasta and pizza.
According to the newspaper «The Times», in the future 3D-food is not only delicious, but also useful. Nutrients of which will be made special charging for printing, will include all the necessary proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins, salts, minerals and antioxidants. Their combination in certain proportions will be selected based on the individual needs of a soldier. For example, if a fighter does not get any single vitamin in the body, it can make up for this lack of specially ordered and prepared food.
Food from the 3D-printer
This factor is all the experts consider it very important in the organization of supply soldiers in hot spots. Any nutritive components without exception, the military needed here and now, it can be provided in pure form, without any impurities, as well as fast enough. Balanced composition artificial food is supposed to be able to improve the efficiency of military personnel and their endurance, mobility and even "quality of life" on the front.
In this case of decisive importance in the future will play ease of 3D-printers to carry. Such equipment is delivered to the location of army units in the area or active hostilities, can quickly solve the economic problems of food supply.Currently, the US Army is increasingly interested in three-dimensional printing technology. Earlier media has also appeared information that the military are interested in devices that would in a short time to restore the muscles and skin of man after his injuries.
It is worth noting that the food of the 3D-printer can be used purely for civilian purposes. It should be understood that the Earth's population is continuously increasing. Already on our planet home to more than 7 billion people. In this case, as of October 2013 in the world starving 12% of the population (about 840 million people). That is, people do not have enough food now. What will be when the world population will grow to 10 billion by 2050, as experts predict the UN? In order to solve possible problems engineer from the United States offers to synthesize usual for us food using the 3D-printers cheap and nutritious, but unappetizing components.
Food from the 3D-printer
Designer Anyang Kontrektor working in the company's Systems & Materials Research Corporation, has created a prototype device that is able to cook perfectly edible food from a set of individual nutrients. This project is already interested in the US space agency NASA, which provided funding for the development of the data. The size of a grant amounted to 125 thousand dollars. Interest Space Agency explained - similar technologies may be essential in the implementation of long-term space missions. It is worth noting that the current three-dimensional printing technology is booming. The possibilities of 3D-printers for printing spare parts for military equipment - aircraft and tanks, parts for firearms.
Until recently, talking about the devices to "print" food can be safely attributed to science fiction, but one ambitious company from Texas, with financial support from NASA promises to teach 3D-printer "print" pizza. The device, which was created by the company Systems and Materials Research Corporation, able to provide a balanced and tasty food that is created on the basis of several pastes and powders.To begin with a three-dimensional printer mixes all ingredients of the product in certain proportions, after which the resulting substance is applied in layers onto a heated plate located at the bottom of the device.
The network already, you can find videos, which show how 3D-printer produces chocolate. In preparing this product is not of melted chocolate, of a set of individual components - sugars, complex carbohydrates, proteins, etc. Produce these components can be from anything, including of very cheap, naturally occurring components. For example, what's the difference was obtained molecule protein from beef or meat caterpillars? If a person will have to compete for food with 10 billion people and is not the most appetizing on the origin of certain ingredients for 3D-printer will be easy to close your eyes, at least, so says the creator of the device.
Food from the 3D-printer
Leading designer of a new printing device Andzhan Kontrektor believes that in the near future similar 3D-printer can appear in every kitchen, and instead of the usual food stores will sell special cartridges. When the contents of cartridges may be made so that it will be stored for over 30 years with no changes. Even the components of the cartridge to make it cheaper and easier than to engage in the production of foods naturally. According to Kontrektora, this method of production of food will help in the future to cope with the problem of hunger in the world. In turn, NASA sees a 3D-print food for future space exploration. Huge time and ease of storage cartridge components, as well as their low cost of production make them one of the best option for long-term space missions.
Another feature of the food production is the ability to individually adapt any dish to a specific person. It is known that every person depending on age, sex, health status, occupation requires certain components in different proportions. With the help of 3D-printing technology food will be much easier to make a recipe that will be the most adapted it to you and will be able to meet all the needs of your body.

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