Cambridge-based company Dovetail uses variety of pre-packaged liquids or raw ingredients to 3D print food (Video)

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Cambridge-based company Dovetail uses variety of pre-packaged liquids or raw ingredients to 3D print food

Producing food by printing it, rather than growing it, could be one way to solve the global food problem, some experts believe.

The Cambridge-based company Dovetail is developing 3D food printing that produces “creative” food from a variety of pre-packaged liquids or raw ingredients.

The printer – costing about the same as a “high-end food mixer”, according to the company – can print food, on demand, at the touch of a smartphone.

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Customised snacks through 3D food printing, developed by Finnish VTT

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Customised snacks through 3D food printing, developed by Finnish VTT

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd aims to develop advanced food manufacturing technologies by combining expertise in food, material science and 3D printing technology. Healthy snacks with great textures are in increasing demand among consumers. Researchers have the long-term vision of developing high-tech vending machines that provide customised purchases.

Today’s consumer expects healthy, nutritious food with added elements such as design, pleasure and even playfulness. Self-production would enable customisation in addition to these. 3D printing technology offers new opportunities to realise such expectations. Continue reading “Customised snacks through 3D food printing, developed by Finnish VTT”

HortiBiz is Media Partner of 3D Food Printing Conference

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HortiBiz is Media Partner of 3D Food Printing Conference, which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About HortiBiz

HortiBiz was introduced in 2012 and consists of the online news portal HortiBiz.com, a free daily digital newsletter and HortiBiz magazine. HortiBiz focuses on the international horticulture and reports mainly about greenhouse grown vegetables, strawberries, flowers and potted plants. Specific themes such as technique, innovation, cultivation, crop protection, etc. are regularly discussed. Stories and articles are written by Dutch editors and international based writers. HortiBiz magazine can be received in print by subscription, but can also be read for free on computers, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading “HortiBiz is Media Partner of 3D Food Printing Conference”

Dutch 3D printer add-on ColorPod can now 3D print full color edible candies

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Earlier this year we covered a particularly novel 3D printer add-on called ColorPod. Developed by Netherlands-based Aad van der Geest, ColorPod is a useful add-on to any RepRap style of 3D printer that allows it to print in full color using a combination of powder-based 3D printing and more traditional color inkjet cartridges. Now, as we’ve just learnt, the developers of ColorPod have further updated their technology so that it can actually 3D print full color edibles! Continue reading “Dutch 3D printer add-on ColorPod can now 3D print full color edible candies”

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Food Printing Conference

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Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering conference, wich took place On April 12th, 2016, at Villa Flora in Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Tikcit
Organising an event implies many issues, from ticketing to e-payments, from statistics to ordering supplies, from surveys to social media and many many more. Tikcit is the platform to support you. Continue reading “Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Food Printing Conference”

Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce?

Recipe design

Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce? 3D printing might bring tech world business model elements to grocery stores, such as software-as-a-service or SaaS. SaaS sells or licenses and delivers software to the user on demand rather than as a product in a box. In the future, grocery stores might compete on how their chefs, or store’s ‘food designers’, produce the best meal programs available only on that store’s website for single downloads and only using that store’s supplies.  Continue reading “Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce?”

Generative design shows how you can directly design the toolpath for your 3D food printer

On May 24, 2016, the 2nd edition of the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, at Designhuis, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, will bring together designers and engineers to debate and discuss the design challenges from different perspectives using 3D Printing.

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“Message in a Cake – a 3D-printer that prints cakes with pictures inside” – Presented by Daniel Wilkens, Wilkens Design

In my bachelor thesis I dealt with the topic of 3D-printed food. Therefore I designed a low budget dual paste extruder with which I am able to print food composed of two different colors or ingredients. The probably most interesting paste to print is dough. “Message in a Cake” turns normal marble cake into a communication medium. I am able to print individual images on every piece of a small marble cake. Cutting the cake piece by piece it reveals its enclosed mystery. Be it a comic-strips, a love-message, or the names of the invited guests the cake becomes a storyteller.

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