Faster 3D food printing will reach the consumer – Interview with Nesli Sözer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Nesli Sozer

Faster 3D food printing will reach the consumer – Interview with Nesli Sözer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Dr. Nesli Sözer is a Principal Investigator at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and works on the refinement of ingredients and structures of 3D printed food. She will give a speech on this subject and the latest developments in the field during the 3D Food Printing Conference, on June 28, 2017, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

“At the moment the fact that 3D food printing is not generally known to the greater public has to do with challenges associated with ingredient mix rheology (study of flow of mass), shape and structure accuracy, material memory, compatibility with traditional food processing technologies and the low printing speed of 3D printing machines,” according to Dr. Nesli Sözer, “Until now 3D food printing is mostly limited to special designs which require high precision printing. Something you can do with the high end food printers, but is more difficult for the cheaper machines available to the general market. But printing speed is essential to the future acceptance of 3D food printing.” Continue reading “Faster 3D food printing will reach the consumer – Interview with Nesli Sözer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland”

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

Finnish VTT

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”