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?”
3D printing is being used across a range of industries, from construction to medical technology. Its use in the food industry continues to grow, allowing for customization across a number of categories. 3D printing of confectionery has focused primarily on chocolate and hard sugar candy, tut recent innovations have led to printing of gummy candy. In the US, retailer Dylan’s Candy Bar is offering in-store 3D printing, providing consumers with over 100 designs for candy that can be made in five minutes.
3D printing moves from hard candy to gummies Continue reading “3D printing has evolved from a novelty item to a viable in-store tool”
Numerous sectors are experimenting with 3D printing, which has the potential to disrupt many markets. One that’s already making progress is the food industry.
The U.S. Army hopes to use 3D printers to customize food for each soldier. NASA is exploring 3D printing of food in space. The technology could eventually even end hunger around the world.
What does that have to do with your supply chain? Quite a bit — because 3D printing does more than just revolutionize the production process. It also requires a complete realignment of the supply chain. Continue reading “3D Food Printing Will Bring Complete Realignment of the Supply Chain”
Could fine dining be the next sector set to be revolutionised by 3D printing? Continue reading “Could fine dining be the next sector set to be revolutionised by 3D printing? (Video)”
Cellulose is the most abundant polymer in nature, providing structure to plant cell walls. It is therefore consumed regularly in the diet, not contributing any calorific value but acting as a natural dietary fiber. Its use as an ingredient, however, is somewhat limited to ‘filler’ type roles or as a bulking agent as good solvents are not suitable for food use. Mechanical abrasion by ball milling can render an amorphous powder which, when the recrystallisation kinetics are known, may be utilized in a Binder Jetting 3D process to create edible cellulose-based structures.
When thinking of 3D printing in the food industry, often the first thing that comes to mind is printing directly with chocolate or other edible substances. But an interesting alternative that is becoming more popular is using 3D printed shapes as a master to create food-safe molds. Continue reading “Using 3D printed shapes as a master to create food-safe molds (Video)”
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”
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.
Food Technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods. We track hundreds of SMEs and startups innovating in food technology, so decided to take a closer look at the most exciting new startups in food technology. Continue reading “New startups innovating in food technology”
3D printing could one day be as valuable to food manufacturers as the internet and help them reduce costs and energy and save production time, according to an expert in the field. Continue reading “3D Printing Could Be as Valuable as Internet to Food Manufacturers”