NovaMeat 3D-Printed Steak
Spain-based NovaMeat has created the world’s first 3D-printed plant based beef steak, and it looks just like the real thing. This was made possible by “finely tuning” the structure of plant-based proteins at a microscopic level, thus matching the unique texture and color of beef steak. The startup plans on selling its steaks later this year and will start installing machines commercially next year. Read more for a video and additional information.

This requires special 3D-printers, and once they go online, each machine is capable of printing 10kg of steak per hour. In the beginning, users will only be able to select from a limited number of choices for the kind of steaks they want to print (sirloin, fillet, etc.), but more will be added in future software upgrades.

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I developed the first 3D-printed plant-based beefsteak while I was working as a postdoc researcher in tissue engineering, and assistant professor at the UPC university in Barcelona. I was lucky … because this city is a great hub for both 3D printing companies and world-renowned restaurants,” said founder Giuseppe Scionti.