Since recent years, 3D printing has become a popular technology in various sectors, increasingly adopting in the food sector as well.
3D printed food allows chefs and manufacturers to create food in a totally new dimension, ranging from unique shapes of food, sugar sculptures, patterned chocolates, latticed pastry to stylish decorations for wedding cakes. 3D food printers have been on the menus since 2012, but only as a prototype in high-end restaurants.
As technology is developing fast, manufacturers and high-end chefs are starting to look at 3D food opportunities from another angle benefiting trends like health, sustainability and personalisation.
Is 3D printed food ready for the commercial market in near future?