The Culinary Institute of America
3D Systems Corporation
Rock Hill, SC – 3D
Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a partnership with The
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to provide faculty and students the
opportunity to explore the intersection
of 3D printed food and artisan culinary methods. Together, 3DS and the
to develop a series of educational collaborations and commence a beta
for the ChefJet™ Pro, a culinary 3D printer.
“Our collaboration with the CIA provides the culinary
community with a unique opportunity to explore and experience the open-ended possibilities
of fusing 3D food printing with traditional culinary arts,” said Avi Reichental, president and
CEO, 3DS. “Together we plan to advance culinary arts through education,
exploration, and experimentation by introducing 3D printing into the
This joint collaboration includes the development of a
series of conferences and seminars for the CIA community supported by new
state-of-the-art food 3D printing technologies located at CIA campuses. Additionally,
3DS plans to provide CIA students with fellowship and internship programs at The
Sugar Lab, its Los Angeles based 3D printing culinary innovation center.
3DS has broken ground on its hybrid digital kitchen and
event space, located in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ up-and-coming cuisine
corridors, and plans to open it to the public in the spring of 2015. The
company plans to outfit its culinary innovation center with its latest food
printers and invite pastry chefs, mixologists, and
molecular gastronomists to collaborate in creating new food experiences. 3DS
will also host frequent events for leaders in the hospitality, event, and
culinary communities, as well as symposiums and master-classes that explore and
shape the wide-open landscape of 3D printed food. 3DS plans to expand the
availability of 3D printed confections and edibles via its cubify.com online platform
with the opening of the culinary innovation center.
"Through our partnership with 3D Systems, The Culinary
Institute of America will elevate 3D printing technology by integrating it into
our curriculum so that current CIA students, alumni, and culinary professionals
can have access to this new platform in the future," explained Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA. "I am excited to see how this technology will
open opportunities to chefs as they explore its creative, design, and functional
capabilities using new techniques that will integrate 3D printing into the
The CIA plans to commence an intensive beta testing program
with 3DS’ ChefJet Pro, the world’s first professional-grade food 3D printer,
which is designed to improve the design and printing experience for
professional kitchens. The full-color ChefJet Pro will be food certified and produce
edible 3D printed confections—from custom candies to ornate cake toppers. Built
from 3DS’ ColorJet Printing (CJP) technology, the
ChefJet Pro is equipped with intuitive, chef-friendly Digital Cookbook software
and creates intricate candies and sweets with a variety of flavor options. The
ChefJet Pro is expected to be available in the second half of 2015.
Press Event and
Demonstration at International CES 2015:
3DS and the CIA plan to host a press event at International
CES 2015 on Wednesday, January 7 from 3–4 p.m. PST in 3DS’ booth at the Sands
Expo, Booth 72225. Join Avi Reichental,
president and CEO of 3DS, and Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA, for a
discussion on the future of food and the intersection of 3D technology and the
culinary arts. There will also be a demonstration of traditional confection
artistry fused with 3D printing. Media interested in attending can send requests here.
Learn more about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future
today at www.3dsystems.com.
About The Culinary Institute of America
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent,
not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in
culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary science, and applied food
studies, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage
studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought
leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world
cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network
of 47,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy
Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also
offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting
services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry.
The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most
advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D
printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital
thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to
life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS'
leading healthcare solutions include end-to-end simulation, training and
integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient
specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection
products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its
products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved
results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly
design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional
parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and
was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the ColorJet Printing
(CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based
systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented MultiJet Printing
(MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
- 3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP)
and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the
industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace,
automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer,
electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.
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