‘Future Fruit’ Project to Allow Design and 3D Printing of Experimental, Genetically Modified Fruit

Published by , July 28, 2017 1:02 pm

(3Ders.org) The “Future Fruit”  project consists of a 3D food customization interface which allows users to design their own futuristic fruit and 3D print it. The project is being developed by a team from the HUB Studio, an experimental media lab based at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. According to the team, the Future Fruit project began as partnership between the design and science faculties at the university that was aimed at developing a “fruit modeling system to experiment with genetic modification specifications.”
The design tool and 3D printing technology are not quite advanced enough to 3D print real and edible fruit, but the process behind designing your own fruit is surprisingly thought out. That is, not only are users able to design their own fruit based on certain visual parameters such as size, shape, color, texture, etc., but all the fruit results are based on real plant development processes.

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