The moulds have a rectangular cross-section for long pasta and a round cross-section for short. The moulds have numerous circular holes uniformly fabricated for the attachment of shapers. Apart from the moulds, there arespecial devices for cutting “penne” shaped pasta that areused in short pasta
Shapers, like moulds, have also holes that define the final design of the pasta. The holes of shapers are either made of bronze or Teflon. Bronze gives the final pasta roughness and clean yellow colour, while Teflon gives smoothness and bright yellow colour.