Custom snacks on-demand with 3D printing

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We've already seen an exercise machine that 3D prints chocolate according to how much users have worked out, and pancakes 3D printed with the diner's face on it. Following the trend of rapid personalisation, Finland-based VTT Technical Research Centre is using 3D printing to develop smart vending machines that will be able to produce completely customisable snacks. Consumers will be able to choose from a variety of flavors and textures, such as crispy, crunchy or soft, to build their own multi-layered food on-demand. Having started with starch and cellulose-based products, researchers are now looking into the viability of printing protein…

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