Barry Callebaut, a European company related to the world of cocoa one of the largest in the world, thanks to an average production of 1,7 million tons, has just announced that its team of engineers, after months of work, has managed to develop a first functional prototype of chocolate 3D printer, a milestone that will undoubtedly not only help them grow in this complicated world, but will now also be able to start offering fully customized products to their customers.
As the managers of Barry Callebaut announce in their press release, it seems that in order to develop this new chocolate 3D printer they have required the collaboration of the company. byFlow. Thanks to this, or at least that is how they advertise it themselves, they have managed to develop not only a machine capable of creating totally personalized chocolate in terms of shapes and flavors, but also the door to the production of 'the chocolate experience of tomorrow '.
Barry Callebaut presents at its official headquarters the first prototype of a chocolate 3D printer created by the company in collaboration with the guys from byFlow.
As commented by a spokesman of the company Barry Callebaut:
3D printing is considered one of the most promising and innovative manufacturing technologies. It is a trade-off technology that will change the way retail is conducted today and will have a lasting global impact on many different market segments. We firmly believe that it will also do so in confectionery.
With the chocolate 3D printer we will be able to combine our legacy in the manufacture of chocolate with the technologies of tomorrow. It is an exciting adventure to be able to create new experiences with one of the most famous Belgian products, chocolate.