US manufacturer The Hershey Company (Hershey’s) has announced its latest venture development agreement with 3D printing company 3D Systems. The two companies are set to explore opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, including confectionery treats.
In a joint announcement by the companies, it was stated that the alliance would combine Hershey’s “world-class food science and manufacturing expertise” with 3D Systems’ 3D printing technology and know-how “to deliver new consumer experiences”.
“We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands,” said William Papa, Vice President and Chief Research and Development Officer, Hershey’s. “Whether it’s creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way of producing it, we embrace new technologies such as 3D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future.”
Chuck Hill, Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems also stated that “mainstreaming 3D printing is fundamental to our success and we are fortunate to partner with Hershey, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and confection to expand the 3D printing experience to delectable edibles.”
Source: Australian Food News