Foodini – the name given to Natural Machines’ 3D food printing technology – has been helping professional kitchen users customise food offerings since the company launched in 2012.
The technology allows restaurants, hotels and service providers create multi-ingredient prints using up to five stainless steel food capsules. 3D-printable food items include pasta, chicken nuggets, quiches, hash browns, cookies, crackers, and cakes.
However, according to Natural Machines co-founder and chief marketing officer Lynette Kucsma, there is also great potential for manufacturers to leverage the technology in the development of customised, or even personalised, foods. Indeed, both manufacturers and foodservice providers have expressed interested in Foodini, we were told.
“They see the future of food including 3D food printing, for the reason that they can offer customised food offerings to individuals and get away from the ‘one-size-fits-all’ packages of food currently put on supermarket shelves,” […]
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