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Coming soon to your kitchen counter – a 3D food printer? Three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, involves the use of automated robotics to sequentially layer materials in a precise manner to produce geometrically complex objects. For athletes, this could be a strategy to deliver foods with exact concentrations of nutrients to enhance performance. Though the technology is still in its infancy, the possible implications are wide-ranging – from space stations to nursing homes.