Toward viable business cases in 3D food printing

Rob van de Langenberg

by Rob van de Langenberg, HAS Hogeschool

HAS University of applied science, in particular the professorship Design Methods in Food has been researching 3D food printing for over 3 years.

In this presentation the outcome will be presented of the current research, which focusses on building viable 3D food printing business cases. Two business cases are being researched: the first one is using 3D food printing of everyday food for (elderly) people with chewing and swallowing problems, and the second one is a startup enterprise that provides business-to-business services for events and catering.

The research is conducted together with two partner companies: byFlow and De Verspillingsfabriek.

program: https://agrifoodinnovationevent.com/program/

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The Future: 3D Food Printing for professionals – Let’s scale up together!

Last year byFlow introduced 3D Food Printing for professionals and explained how this technology could be implemented in various sectors, like Restaurants, Pastry Shops and the Food Service Market. This year byFlow and its partners Jan Smink and Verstegen Spices and Sauces are ready to show you the next step: Scaling Up!

Businesses like to talk big; how can we customize production on mass scale, within a limited period of time? byFlow introduces a very new and modern short term solution: 3D Food Printing Farm!

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Top chef Jan Smink opens first high-end restaurant in The Netherlands with 3D-printed food on menu

Jan Smink

Top chef Jan Smink opens first high-end restaurant in The Netherlands with 3D-printed food on menu

A perfect combination of traditional, local products and an innovative approach. This is the essence of his cuisine, which brought him to the very top of the Dutch food industry. From September 2018 we will be able to experience it in its full glory. Jan Smink, Top Chef and Ambassador of byFlow, is opening his own restaurant in Wolvega. It will be the first place in the Netherlands with 3D-printed food on the menu.

To surprise my guests with a new and unique experience, I want to be open to innovative technologies. By using the Focus 3D Food Printer I’m able to experiment with traditional, local ingredients and serve them in forms and shapes that otherwise would not be possible. I’m excited that my restaurant will be the first in the Netherlands to do so. Continue reading “Top chef Jan Smink opens first high-end restaurant in The Netherlands with 3D-printed food on menu”

Beyond the hype: The next level of 3D Food Printing with byFlow & Jan Smink

3D Food Printing Masterclass

Beyond the hype: The next level of 3D Food Printing with byFlow & Jan Smink

“Sounds interesting, but what could I actually do with it?”

If you’ve ever asked yourself this question about 3D Food Printing, this Masterclass is exactly for you.
byFlow – a Dutch company with worldwide expertise in the field of 3D Food Printing, together with Top Chef Jan Smink – nr. 11 at Bocuse d’Or 2017, opening in September his own restaurant with 3D-printed food, will take you to the next level of 3D Food Printing.

Not only will the technology get demonstrated and explained – the goal is to present you its practical applicability.

Are you curious what are the newest developments?

What’s the added value for professionals like you?

What’s the potential for the future?

Join the Masterclass and look beyond the hype! byFlow and Jan Smink will show you what’s there.

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3d food becomes more and more an experience… – Interview with Nina Hoff, byFlow

Nina Hoff

3d food becomes more and more an experience… – Interview with Nina Hoff, byFlow

byFlow is a Dutch manufacturer of innovative 3D printers. The Focus of byFlow is the world’s first foldable 3Dprinter with fast exchanging printerheads to print a very wide range of printer materials.  This way it becomes possible in the future to print multilayered foods. Chocolate from multinational Barry Callebaut is used by byFlow to make foodprinting easier. Chocolate is a real challenge as it has many properties that have to be handled.  Nina Hoff is since 2010 involved in 3D printing via her dad and brother, the last one developed the initial idea out of frustration while developing 3D printers for food. Nina will speak about how 3D printing hacks the way we eat our dinner on June 28 during the 3D Food Printing Conference in Venlo.

“3D food printing is becoming quickly an experience people are looking forward to. 3D food printing has come a long way and still has much development ahead, but in a few years’ time it will become a household activity,” says Nina Hoff, Managing Director byFlow in Eindhoven. “Speed is an important hurdle for us, but has very much to do with the properties of the materials used for printing. Chocolate was our first basic material and proved to be rather difficult, but in the end we have mastered it.”

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byFlow’s 3D Printing Pop-up Restaurant Starts Global Tour

Last year, Dutch 3D printer manufacturer byFlow showed the world that its Focus 3D printer is not just portable, but delectable as well by 3D printing desserts at the Albert Hejin (AH XL) supermarket in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Their technology was further demonstrated at the 3D Printshows in Paris, Rome, Madrid, London and Berlin. byFlow also went to London, where it hosted the first 3D printing restaurant in London. The delicious Dutch manufacturer has now announced that they will be taking their pop-up restaurant on a global tour, forming a new 3D printed food organization called Food Ink that will see a number of international designers, chefs, and technologists from London, Barcelona and Maastricht opening temporary 3D printing restaurants in various locations around the world. Continue reading “byFlow’s 3D Printing Pop-up Restaurant Starts Global Tour”

First 3D Printing Restaurant in The Netherlands is coming to Venlo

Dream it, print it, EAT it!

The Dutch 3D Printer manufacturer byFlow is opening the first 3D Food Printing Restaurant in The Netherlands, the result of a new international collaboration between designers, chefs and technologists from London, Barcelona and Maastricht, which is launching under the name of “Food Ink.”

On April 12, during the 3D Food Printing Conference in Venlo, the latest creations in 3D food will be showcased and a select number of VIPs will have the chance to taste the five-dish menu. Continue reading “First 3D Printing Restaurant in The Netherlands is coming to Venlo”