It is already possible to produce food with a 3-D printer, potentially delivering products that suit consumer preferences regarding taste, texture, cost, convenience and nutrition. In the near future, it will be possible to produce food with personalized shapes, textures, flavors and colors considered attractive and healthy for children and the elderly, for example.
PIRatE Lab’s insight:
We have been able to 3D print food for some time (chocolate, cookie dough, etc.), but these folks are taking some of the first steps to forming more complex shapes and compositions of ingestible items..