Nova Meat Can 3D Print Your Dinner

Nova Meat uses 3D printers to print out your tasty main course; however, be advised that it uses a protein powder and does not contain real meat.

Scionti has developed the meat-free food using protein powder from rice or peas and components of seaweed. Using CAD software Scionti designed a program to turn the ingredients into “meat”. The ingredients are inserted into a machine using a syringe and then into a long micro-filament to be shaped into a steak. The 'straw-coloured paste' is said to have a similar texture to genuine steaks. The machine can produce almost a quarter of a pound of raw vegetarian steak in less than a hour.

Scionti even holds a patent on the plant-based meat substitute, saying, "The patent is on the microstrain that imitates the natural structure of meat tissue." The 3D printer was developed by Scionti at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain and he started Nova Meat last year to commercialize his tasty results. Scionti elaborated his goals, “We ate them with multiple journalists, and they thought that the plant-based prototypes possessed an animal meat-like texture. The taste of the first prototypes is good, but it doesn't mimic the taste of animal meat, yet. However, that does not worry me, because the technologies to imitate the taste of animal meat have already been developed in the last years, while the main challenge for me was to obtain the animal meat-like consistency and texture, which was not invented yet.” According to Scionti, the difficulty lies in rearranging the nanofibres of the plant proteins so they imitate the structure of animal proteins.

Irresistibly I was reminded of the cool food synthesizer from Star Trek: TOS. As far as I recall, the food synthesizer materialized atom-by-atom the food you wanted to eat.


(Star Trek food synthesizer)

Nova Meat doesn't print out instantly, of course, but it's a small machine that can print out a variety of choices on demand.

Via 3Ders.

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