3D printing is starting to change the future of the food industry through its additive manufacturing process.
3D printing is already making its influence in the construction, auto and supply chain industry through its applications. However, designers are starting to see that there's little limitations as to what a 3D printer can make. According to Forbes, the emergence of edible powders, gels, sugars and doughs has brought the culinary world in the 3D printing space.
London based Food Ink restaurant relies on 3D printers for its menus and cutlery, and Melisse, a bistro in Santa Monica, California, serves French Onion soup with a 3D printed crouton. With 3D printers, manufacturers and bakers a like have been able to create different shaped pastas and pastries.
However, Forbes reports that the printers can still offer health benefits. German nursing homes are offering residents soft 3D printed vegetables that are easier to swallow. Currently, scientists at Columbia University are creating printers that can deliver the exact dose of vitamins that our bodies need.
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