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How to 3D print the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 19, 2015

Today, food and software are very big, but very separate pieces of our lives. There is a lot of potential in combining them.

Holiday traditions are ever-evolving, and technology might soon play a big part in how we celebrate Thanksgiving. I do not consider myself a culinary wonder, but I might be able to wow my holiday guests if the secret to my meal is a 3D printer.

According to Hod Lipson from Columbia University: “Today, food and software are very big, but very separate pieces of our lives. There is a lot of potential in combining them.”

Imagine a Thanksgiving feast featuring personalized mash potatoes with custom levels of vitamins and minerals; a "turkey" 3D printed from insect protein; or side dishes that cater to guests with allergies. Sounds like a holiday dinner like mom used to make.

To learn more about 3D printing the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, read the full article on Popular Science

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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