Global bakery ingredients provider CSM Bakery Solutions has announced that it is joining forces with the originator of 3D printing and solutions, 3D Systems Corporation, for a unique collaboration that will result in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printed products and materials for the food industry.

CSM will support the development of and have exclusive rights to utilize 3D Systems' ChefJet Pro 3D printer for high-resolution, colorful food products for the professional culinary environment.

"We are very excited about what this opportunity can mean for the food industry," says CSM Bakery Solutions President and CEO, Marianne Kirkegaard. 

"Our agreement with 3D Systems has the potential to re-shape the food industry," Kirkegaard says. "Across a number of industries, 3D printing has helped transform industries and there's every reason to think the same can be true for the food industry. We are excited to partner and continue to expand capabilities and culinary opportunities with their platform."

CSM and 3D Systems will collaborate on research and development, as well as engineering, design, and printer development.

"Our extensive and versatile portfolio of materials addresses the widest range of applications and performance in 3D printing – from culinary to industrial," says Vyomesh Joshi, 3D Systems President and CEO. "As we continue to drive innovation and explore strategic partnerships with industry leaders, our partnership with CSM is a perfect fit to leverage our technology and capabilities to expand applications and materials."