3D food printing integrates the technology and techniques of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, together with gastronomy. Alongside Dutch research institution TNO (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), the Italian pasta goliath, Barilla S.p.A., has developed a prototype 3D printer dedicated to the food market. Although the possibilities for this type of novel device are quite vast, the two preferred and selected scenarios focused on for this project were an in-store hotspot and restaurant with in-house 3D food printer. A set of pasta experiments, questionnaires and interviews of Michelin-starred restaurants, hotspot design and business model were devised for the report and assignment.
Principal Academic Tutor
Monica Bordegoni, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Barbara Del Curto, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Francesca Montagna, Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Paolo Fino, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino
Barilla Group S.p.A.
Fabio Giulietto [Team Controller and Communication Coordinator], Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Sara Bazzano [Financial Controller], Industrial Production and Innovation Technology Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Fabrizio Carvelli, Management Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Dustin Dopsa, Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Marni, Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Martina Merlo, Architectural Design, Politecnico di Milano
Ludovico Pincini, Communication Design, Politecnico di Milano