In 2015, TNO demonstrated a prototype of a pasta printer together with the Italian food company Barilla. This machine is able to print shapes and forms that are impossible to create using normal techniques, with the taste and texture of freshly made pasta.
This opens up a new market not only for manufacturers, but also for places like restaurants and hospital kitchens. TNO has succeeded in significantly improving the speed of the pasta printing process. Now that the printing of all types of food is becoming possible, TNO is ready for the next challenge: improving the level of personalization and the creation of new textures and structures for printed food. One of our current projects is focused on the printing of personalized meals. But how exactly does 3D printing work?