Developments in 3D Food Printing

By on January 7th, 2014 in research


We’re looking at a video from TNO, who have been developing various forms of 3D food printing. 3D printed food seems to be a topic of great interest among the public, although we’re not quite sure why. Perhaps it’s because almost everyone finds themselves in a kitchen sooner or later and reckons they’re a kind of “food maker”, whereas a lot fewer people consider themselves a “thing maker”. 
But what is TNO up to? According to their video, they’ve been working on several different food printing processes, including: 
Selective Laser Sintering
Powder Bed Printing
Fused Deposition Modeling (Note, however, that “FDM” is a registered trademark of Stratasys and thus TNO is not truly using FDM.)
TNO exhibited some of their work at two culinary shows in Europe recently. 
Is this the beginning of a 3D food printing revolution? Our thoughts tomorrow. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!