When you think of what 3D printing can do, you probably imagine simple plastic models and parts — clever, but not exactly revolutionary. If you ask Dovetailed’s Vaini Kainikaite and Make‘s Anna Kaziunas France, however, they’ll tell you that 3D printers can accomplish much, much more. Dovetailed’s 3D-printed fruit is just the start of what you can do with food, for example. Kainikaite told Engadget Expand guests that 3D printing offers not just extra creativity with how you present meals, but a way to change the meals themselves. Do you like the taste of bananas, but not their texture? You could print food that offers everything you like, and nothing you don’t. This could be particularly helpful if you have a food allergy, since you could enjoy food that was previously off-limits.
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