Computer vision applications to monitor and calibrate extrusion-based 3D food printing

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3D food printing is an emerging technology that can customize food designs and produce personalized foods. Extrusion-based 3D food printing dispenses food filaments onto a platform, and the object is built layer by layer based on a digital design. The diversity of food materials made it challenging to control the extrusion flow, which often leads to over and under extrusion during printing. Computer vision (CV) offers automated and standardized methods to measure object distance and velocity. Here, we introduce applications of CV to monitor and calibrate 3D food printing.

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How 3D printing can be used to alter sensory perception of food products

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It is well known that 3D food printing holds many promises for making customized foods with attractive shapes, tailored texture properties, and personalized nutritional value. Even though numerous studies demonstrated instrumental texture properties could be influenced by structure modifications of 3D printed foods, no study to date described the impact of these structure modifications on sensory texture perception.

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3D Food Printing Experience at Wageningen University & Research – Part of 3D Food Printing Conference & Agri-Food Innovation Event2018

3D Food Printing Experience at Wageningen University & Research – Part of 3D Food Printing Conference and Agri-Food Innovation Event 2018

Date: June 29
Venue: Wisdom and Wonder Pavilion @ Wageningen University & Research Campus
(Droevendaalsesteeg 4, 6708 PB Wageningen)
Time: 9.00 AM – 1 PM
Free admission – Registration required
Lunch and transportation from Brightlands to the venue are provided*. Hotel costs and dinner are on your own account

Innovation in food and agriculture has come a long way in the past century, resulting in the production of more food than ever before. However, the food industry is facing new challenges due to rapid societal changes: in 2040 there will be 9 billion people to feed; there is an increasing demand for personalized, nutritious, and healthy food; and food production should be done in an affordable way without harming the environment. Radical innovations are required to meet the demands of the near future. 3D printing provides the food industry the opportunity to adapt and change their production processes. Continue reading “3D Food Printing Experience at Wageningen University & Research – Part of 3D Food Printing Conference & Agri-Food Innovation Event2018”