3D Printed Sushi to be Served by Sushi Singularity

3D Printed Sushi to be Served by Sushi Singularity

By Gareth Jones

Open Meals a Japanese company are blending science and innovation to create a hyper-personalised 3D printed sushi experience. Open Meal’s concept analyses the diner’s bio-metric data including DNA & other biological metrics then matches the clients nutritional needs to provide an optimal diet.

Sushi Singularity due to open in Tokyo 2020 is the first planned restaurant to feature the 3d printed Sushi that made its debut to the public in 2018. When a reservation is made the guest will receive a health test kit and a health ID issued in advance. The results of the kit are matched to the guest’s health ID and any lacking nutrients will be injected into the diner’s food.

To create their unique take on sushi Open Meals boasts the utilization of multiple additive manufacturing techniques including: Hot Water/Cold Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) to form items that could not be formed in air or at room temperature. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3d printer uses lasers to bake raw powdered ingredients into specific shapes. Thermolysis Laminated 3D printer uses laser FDM to create object by stacking layers of the melted raw material. A 6 axis CNC router is used to cut material into precise complex models.

Open meals have shared some of their 3D printed sushi concepts such as:

  • Powdered Sintered Uni made in a radial spiral structure using selective laser sintering to harden rice flour and sea urchin powder.
  • Cell Cultured Tuna that’s internal structure is designed to recreate the sensation of tuna muscle.
  • Squid Castle an exquisitely fine Japanese Hirayama castle made of flash frozen squid designed to melt in the mouth.

The company also plans to create a ‘Social Food Network Service’ platform for food data to be shared around the globe so you can download, print and enjoy your favorite dishes anywhere.

All images courtesy of Open Meals