Edible 3D Printing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Application (3D Printed Sugar, 3D Printed Chocolate, 3D Printed Pasta, Others), By End-User (Restaurants, Bakery & Confectionary, Individual Consumer), And By Geography- Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Oct 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611599
  • Pages : 141

The edible 3D printing market is expected to surge with a CAGR of 34.46% to achieve a market size of US$645.133 million by 2027, up from US$81.181 million in 2020. One of the major drivers driving the growth of the global edible 3D printing market is the expanding consumer electronics industry. 3D printers are becoming widely available and are also available for personal use for food printing purposes at home.

The main application is in the production of 3D-printed chocolates, candies, sugar, and even gluten-free 3D-printed food, among other food items. Furthermore, the growing global population and the need to meet their increasing food demand, as well as changing lifestyle conditions, will provide an opportunity to boost the growth of the global edible 3D printing market during the forecast period. Geographically, North America and Europe are expected to hold a significant market share due to early invention adoption. In addition, the major 3D printing companies are based in this region, which is further promoting the growth of the edible 3D printing market in this region.

The Asia Pacific region, on the other hand, will experience rapid market growth and is expected to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period due to the presence of a large consumer base. As a result, there is a high demand for the food industry to proliferate in terms of food production technology, resulting in burgeoning market demand, particularly in China and India. However, global 3D food printing is currently at a nascent stage but is an important technology to be adopted worldwide with the booming global demand for food as the global population rises.

The advent of 3D printing in the food industry is expected to revolutionize the edible 3D printing food industry during the forecast period and in the upcoming years.

The introduction of 3D printing technology in the food sector is proving to be a game changer, with food companies all over the world working on 3D printed food. As a result of consistent efforts, it is no longer an idea but has revolutionised food innovation and production. This is accomplished through increased customizability, improved creativity, and the provision of sustainable food solutions. Food demand will increase as the world population grows. Hence the market demand continues to fuel due to the fast prototyping possible with this technology. In fact, the global population has increased from 7.341 billion in 2015 to 7.836 billion in 2021 (source: World Bank).

Also, when talking in terms of producing customized food products, for example, if a consumer is interested in gluten-free food products due to gluten allergy, in such situations it becomes necessary for companies to enhance their product portfolio with the maximum product differentiation possible. This provides an opportunity for these manufacturers to generate revenues, increasing their market reach and providing customer satisfaction. With the growing preference for convenience foods as a result of changing lifestyles, the market is expected to grow at a significantly high rate in the growing food industry during the forecast period.

With rising health consciousness among individuals, the market is expected to expand rapidly during the forecast period and beyond.

While there are growing technological advancements in food products, innovators in the additive manufacturing industry are coming up with 3D food printing systems that not only use fresh ingredients to prepare a variety of food cuisines but also to control food sizes in order to reduce food overconsumption Additionally, with the growing trend of busy lifestyle adoption among consumers worldwide, preference for healthy foods has also risen. As a result, 3D food printers on the market are capable of regulating preservatives, chemicals, and additives as needed, resulting in healthy foods. Furthermore, with the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases as a result of poor dietary habits, there is a pressing need for the market to expand at a rapid pace. Companies such as Foodini and Biozoon are producing healthy foods, further promoting the market’s growth in the forecast period. Biozoon, a German company, has developed a 3D food printer for converting fresh food materials into Smoothfood puree. The healthy puree is aimed at people who have medical conditions and find it difficult to consume whole foods.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow rapidly, boosting the market growth during the forecast period.

The APAC edible 3D printing market is expected to grow at a much faster rate over the next five years. This is due to the thriving consumer electronics industry in the country, where people want better food preparation technologies in their homes. The main reasons are rising disposable income due to a growing middle-class population and rising family income with women joining the main task force. Furthermore, in China and India, where the population base is very large, companies can obtain a large consumer base for the sale of 3D food printers, resulting in a large market opportunity in these regions.

Recent development and expansion

  • In June 2022, Roberto Lemus, a professor at the University of Chile, and several students used a 3D food printer and a modern twist on the traditional use of cochayuyo (seaweed), algae commonly found in Chile, New Zealand, and the South Atlantic, to create nutritious and edible figures for children.
  • In April 2022, a digital bakery called "The Sugar Lab" is 3D printing candies that look and taste unique. It is the world's first digital bakery that produces 3D-printed candy. Candies can be printed at a rate of about one per minute, which is extremely fast; no other 3D printing technology can go at that rate.
  • Cakewalk is a kit that was launched on Kickstarter in October 2020 that allows one to 3D print elegant, edible designs and writings on one's home-baked goods. Cakewalk has been tested and found to be compatible with chocolate, meringue, vegetable puree, ketchup, guacamole, and honey.

Covid 19 impact on Edible 3D Printing Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on several industries around the world, including the edible 3D printing market. As a result of the pandemic, consumers became more health-conscious and gravitated toward nutritious foods. This technology is both healthy and environmentally friendly because it can aid in the conversion of ingredients such as proteins from algae, beet leaves, or insects into flavorful foods. It also opens up new possibilities for food customization and adapts to individual needs and preferences.

Edible 3D Printing Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$81.181 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$645.133 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 34.46% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Application, End-User, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Natural Machines Iberia, S.L., 3D Systems, Inc., n?food, byFlow, BeeHex, Print2Taste GmbH, Choc Edge Ltd, WASP c/o CSP S.r.l.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Application
    • 3D Printed Sugar
    • 3D Printed Chocolate
    • 3D Printed Pasta
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Restaurants
    • Bakery & Confectionary
    • Individual Consumer
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The edible 3D printing market is expected to reach a market size of US$645.133 million in 2027.
Edible 3D Printing Market was valued at US$81.181 million in 2020.
The global edible 3D printing market is expected to surge with a CAGR of 34.46% over the forecast period.
North America and Europe are expected to hold a significant share of the edible 3D printing market due to the adoption of early inventions.
The growing consumer electronics industry is one of the major drivers driving the edible 3D printing market growth.

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Impact

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5. Edible 3D Printing Market Analysis, by Application

5.1. Introduction

5.2. 3D Printed Sugar

5.3. 3D Printed Chocolate

5.4. 3D Printed Pasta

5.5. Others


6. Edible 3D Printing Market Analysis, by End-User

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Restaurants

6.3. Bakery & Confectionary

6.4. Individual Consumer


7. Edible 3D Printing Market Analysis, by Geography

7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. UAE

7.5.2. Israel

7.5.3. Saudi Arabia

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Thailand

7.6.6. Taiwan

7.6.7. Indonesia 

7.6.8. Others


8. Competitive Environment and Analysis

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9. Company Profiles

9.1. Natural Machines Iberia, S.L.

9.2. 3D Systems, Inc.

9.3. n?food

9.4. byFlow

9.5. BeeHex

9.6. Print2Taste GmbH

9.7. Choc Edge Ltd

9.8. WASP c/o CSP S.r.l.

Natural Machines Iberia, S.L.

3D Systems, Inc.




Print2Taste GmbH

Choc Edge Ltd

WASP c/o CSP S.r.l.