The US Army is developing the Millimeshi output by a 3D printer for introduction
The Army Is Developing 3D Printers to Make Food-Defense One
Securing delicious and nutritious food for soldiers is one of the most difficult tasks on the battlefield. There are only 24 types of battle rations of the US Army, and it is said that the reputation of taste is not so good, and the 3D printing technology was aimed by the US Army to solve the battle ration problem.
The existing technology to output food with a 3D printer was to mix water and oil with powder containing nutrients and stack it with multiple layers with a 3D printer to create food, but the US military will introduce What is said is a technique called ultrasonic treatment that generates ultrasonic waves to solidify particles.
Lauren Oleksyk, who is conducting research on combat food at the U.S. Army Natick Soldiers Research Center , said, 'The research team is developing sonic-type foods using sonication technology with a 3D printer. If successful, We are working on the output of foods such as pizza and pasta. If we can output various types of foods with a 3D printer, we can replace the existing battle rations,” said the researcher.
In addition, Mary Scerra of the center said, 'If the development of food output by 3D printer by ultrasonic processing progresses, soldiers can output their favorite food on the battlefield individually and prevent waste of food.' It shows the point of view, and you can see that in the future, soldiers can aim to output their favorite foods regardless of location.
In January 2014, the U.S. Army also announced in ARMY TECHNOLOGY that the use of skin for transplant created with a 3D printer will be approaching soon. Introduced in the magazine, the introduction will be revealed, giving a glimpse of the extraordinary effort put into 3D printer technology.