Surely if you have ever been visiting Italy you will have eaten pasta at some point, if you have also visited any type of supermarket you will know the name of Barilla, a very famous Italian multinational related to the food sector. In its search to offer new forms and flavors of pasta and taking advantage of the celebration of International Food Fair, which will be held in Parma from May 9 to 12, 2016, the company has officially announced the presentation of its new 3D printer for pasta.
Apparently and as officially communicated in the press release sent to the media, Barilla wears nothing less than four years working together with the Dutch research center TNO in the development of this peculiar 3D printer capable of creating fully customized pasta pieces. The first prototype fruit of this collaboration is already fully operational and is capable, in just two minutes, of printing enough pasta for a diner using for its manufacture durum wheat semolina and water.
As is logical and surely you are thinking, the great novelty that this new printer allows lies in the possibility of being able to create unique pasta formats with geometries and shapes that are not possible to achieve using traditional technology of pasta making. As a detail, tell you that already at the end of 2014 a contest was launched in which users could send their pasta shapes, something that has been used by Barilla to create their new shapes taken, no less, than the more than 200 projects presented to this contest.