3D Pizza Printing and Why It’s Awesome

The first time I’ve heard anything about 3D printing was through the CBS show, Elementary. Basically, one of the suspects almost gets away with murder because he created an untraceable gun with the help of a 3D printer. Sure, it took the killer seven years to actually make the gun, but the entire idea itself was revolutionary. Mind-blowing.

Technology is expanding so quickly these days that people are printing useful items such as hardware tools, book stands, wine racks, locks and yes, probably even firearms using 3D printers. If all that is possible now, why can’t this translate into printing food?

Not just any kind of food, but the best food of all time. Pizza.

That’s exactly what is happening now with BeeHex’s 3d Pizza Printer.

This life-changing and handy machine is the brainchild of Anjan Contractor, BeeHex CEO, celebrity tech creator and (in my opinion) a Pizza God.

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Jordan French (left) and Anjan Contractor (right)

Contractor originally developed this for NASA after being awarded a hefty grant, but OF COURSE a machine as amazing as this has countless possibilities for expanding commercially. Now with the help of Jordan French, business entrepreneur, co-founder, and CMO of BeeHex, they are marketing it towards restaurants, startups, corporate events, amusement parks…and even for those who want to use it at home!

Personally, I’m hoping that restaurants start using these. Why? A few reasons.

It’s more fun. You can create a variety of pizza shapes online. Not in the mood for a boring circular pizza? No problem, you can have it in the shape of a heart. Or the United States. Or even a photo of yourself. Pretty cool.

It’s prepared faster. No more waiting almost an hour for a freshly made pizza. The 3d Pizza Printer’s printing speed is currently at 3 minutes and baking time is 5 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

It’s more consistent. Don’t you hate going to restaurants where the food comes out differently each time? The beauty of using a robot to make your pizza is that they use exact measurements. Know the exact calorie count.

It’s cleaner! People aren’t touching your food. Whenever I bite into a pizza, I’m always hoping that the person who made it either thoroughly washed their hands or used gloves. ANY OTHER OPTION IS UNSANITARY!

It uses fresh ingredients through “extruding” which means they are forced or pushed out. For pizza, those little tubey nozzle things would extrude dough, tomato sauce and cheese. Yum. For healthier options, simply adjust the ingredients.

 

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Based on all these facts, I would pull out all the stops to get my hands on one of these bad boys if I owned a pizza parlor. Or a theme park. It’s the full package, and it would ultimately save money in the long run due to it’s efficiency and user friendliness.

BeeHex isn’t just stopping at printing pizza either. They are looking to print other foods as well. Like bagels. Scones. Chocolate. The possibilities are endless.

S.


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