New mould promises a 3D future for food products

By Rick Pendrous

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Coming soon: ice cream, pasta and bakery in 3D
Coming soon: ice cream, pasta and bakery in 3D

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A three-dimensional moulder, that enables food companies to create complicated 3D shapes never possible before at the speeds required, is one of the first new technologies to emerge from Crafty Machines - a new company set up by Adrian Marshall, the brains behind technical innovation company Crafty Tech.

Marshall has secured backing from independent investors to bring his concepts to market. The patented 3D moulder technology has already attracted a Technology Strategy Board grant to prove its feasibility and has demonstrated its capability to make complex 3D shapes across a wide range of foodstuffs. These include ice cream, chocolate, bakery products, pasta and gums.

Crafty Machines is currently talking to a number of global brands about scale up and licensing opportunities, as well as exploring alternative exploitation strategies across non-food products, including plastics and composites.

Live demonstrations of the technology will be held at the Innovate show in London from March 1113 and the Total Food show, which takes place at Birmingham's NEC from June 46.

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