Barilla 3D Printing Pasta Shapes
One of the most recent trends in technology is 3D printing. Multiple industries are using 3D printing every day. For example, Mink 3D printing allows users to print any color cosmetic makeup they want. Also, a construction company in China is using 3D printers to construct buildings with recycled material in record time. During part two of JBKnowledge, Inc.’s March Tech of the Month we’ll take a look at how the food industry is taking advantage of 3D printing technology.
Barilla is not shy of 3D printing. In fact, the pasta company recently held a competition for users to create a new pasta shape by using 3D printed models. Three winners included a rose, a funnel like vortex shape and a full moon. “Rosa” blooms into a fully blossomed rose when placed in boiling water. The circular moon even consists of craters to “improve the interaction between pasta and sauces.” According to Barilla, innovative designs made possible by 3D printing may be used in future pasta products.
“Earlier this year, the company announced plans to research restaurant-grade printers for made-to-order custom shapes too, so alternatives to the traditional options could be on the way soon.”
Can you imagine what could be created in the future with 3D printing? If people can now have rose shaped pasta instead of regular penne, what else is possible? 3D printing has the ability to enhance the future of technology trends, especially in the construction industry, where 3D models are widely used in developing buildings and other structures.