We recently learned that the exciting PERFORMANCE project, meant to develop 3D-printed food for the elderly, didn’t quite pan out as expected, with the major partners, Biozoon and FoodJet, deciding that the business case wasn’t quite there to develop the technology further.
Nevertheless, FoodJet has begun exploring food 3D printing further—specifically chocolate 3D printing. The company has developed a number of products for food decoration and production, including systems for graphical decoration, filling cavities, and coating surfaces. Applications range from decorating donuts and filling waffles with cream to spreading pizza on dough and jam on biscuits. FoodJet Director Pascal De Grood has said that the business has long been food printing but describes the technology as closer to 2.5D printing, noting the difficulty of stacking vertical layers, particularly with savory ingredients. Chocolate, on the other hand, lends itself much more easily to adding multiple layers. A 3D-printed chocolate […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...