“3D printing candy with desired texture according to personal dietary requirements using pectin gel” – Presented by Valérie Vancauwenberghe, KU Leuven

Pectin is a complex and structurally diverse group of polymers widely used in jelly, jam or low-calorie products. This study demonstrated that low methoxylated (LM) pectin gel is a suitable material for 3-D printing. Moreover, variable properties can be obtained by varying the gel formulation such as pectin or sugar syrup concentrations. Air bubbles can also be trapped and stabilized with surfactant protein in order to provide particular porosity which may provide subtle texture properties. This promising edible ink would give the opportunity to future customers to design in 3-D their candy with desired texture according to their personal dietary requirements.

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“The Plug & Play Food Printing System Bocusini” – Presented by Helga Gruber, Print2Taste GmbH

This presentation will review Bocusini’s first year and give a prospect about further developments facing the 3D food printing market of the future. This includes the progress in developing new 3D printable food products and challenges in developing the different prototype components of the system to market maturity. As the 3D food printing market will be characterized by digital technologies enabling a wide scope of personalized applications for producers and consumers, this growing demand is met by providing the first 3D food printing online platform & market place.

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“Study and characterization of food matrices intended for 3D printing” – Presented by Danilo Spiga, Sardegna Ricerche

The presentation will be about six month testing several edible materials produced in the Sardinian’s companies with the 3d printing machine, to check the future potentialities of this technology with their product and, eventually, how the 3d printing techniques can improve their current production line setup. The companies that offered their product and hosted our extrusion tests, were from different food sectors such as: Pasta, Cheese, Turròn, Ice cream, Bakeries companies and some Chef. The last project’s part has been focused in the laboratory analysis of the printed product. Continue reading ““Study and characterization of food matrices intended for 3D printing” – Presented by Danilo Spiga, Sardegna Ricerche”

“3D Printing for Future Food Security” – Presented by Michael Petch, Black Dog Consulting

The IMF has established a direct link between food insecurity and social unrest, including events such as riots, civil war and revolution. This presentation will look at how 3D printing can be used to address the four pillars of food security: Availability, Access, Utilization and Stability. Long-term macro trends suggest even greater demands will be placed upon already precarious regional food resources and therefore enhancing resilience must be considered a priority task. 3D printing solutions and opportunities will be proposed and assessed.

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“3D printing of filled protein-rich food structures”, Presented by Maarten Schutyser, Wageningen University

We present results on the characterization and development of a printable recipe and FDM procedure for sodium caseinate. The aim of our study was not only to characterize and explore 3D printing of sodium caseinate suspensions, but also investigate the feasibility to include a second phase within the protein matrix. We present two methods that were used to introduce particles and an oil-phase into the caseinate matrix. It was demonstrated feasible to prepare protein-rich objects with specific spatial distributions of particles or fat droplets. Continue reading ““3D printing of filled protein-rich food structures”, Presented by Maarten Schutyser, Wageningen University”

“The added value of farm cheese” – Presented by Michaela van Leeuwen, Print Cheese

Print Cheese offers a unique way of cheese printing. Cheese with added supplements are the basic ingredients for 3D printing. As well as being able to print a variety of shapes, 3D printing also offers possibilities for further product innovation that can be adapted for the various target groups. This approach fits in with our company vision for our dairy farm so that as well as producing organic milk, we will have the added value of producing farm cheese in the future. This we will use as the basis for our 3D printing. In my presentation, I will go further into the development of 3Dprinting and the possibilities that this offers for the future. Continue reading ““The added value of farm cheese” – Presented by Michaela van Leeuwen, Print Cheese”

How Will 3D Printing Affect the Future of Luxury Dining?

This 4-part series examines how 3D printing will affect the future of fine dining. The first part, 3D Food Printing: Is It Ready for Luxury Dining?, sets up the series by exploring the current state of 3D food printing and whether it’s ready for use in fine dining restaurants. The second part, How 3D Printing Will Change the Future of Fine Dining, explores the ways in which 3D printing affects the fine dining experience. The third part, Will 3D Printing Destroy the Concept of Fine Dining?, explores whether using the technology would make fine dining more or less exclusive. And this, the last part, takes a look at 3D printing’s influence on the business of fine dining. Continue reading “How Will 3D Printing Affect the Future of Luxury Dining?”