3D printed food

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14 May 2021

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3D food printing is the manufacturing of food products using a digitally controlled, robotic process to precisely mix and deposit layers of ingredients to construct food pieces. While robotic-based food manufacturing has been used for some time to automate food preparation processes and reduce human workload, 3D printing offers a different user experience. It allows greater creativity and control of the food manufacturing process by allowing the users to customise and personalise food forms (e.g. colour, shape, flavour) and materials directly. 3D printing of food is in its infancy. Currently...

3D food printing is the manufacturing of food products using a digitally controlled, robotic process to precisely mix and deposit layers of ingredients to construct food pieces. While robotic-based food manufacturing has been used for some time to automate food preparation processes and reduce human workload, 3D printing offers a different user experience. It allows greater creativity and control of the food manufacturing process by allowing the users to customise and personalise food forms (e.g. colour, shape, flavour) and materials directly. 3D printing of food is in its infancy. Currently 3D food printing is used in gourmet dining, and for high-end cake decoration and printing of plant based ‘meat’. However, there is significant interest in 3D food printing and the industry is likely to grow rapidly in the future.

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3D printing: Printing precision and application in food sector
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Factors affecting 3D food printing, applications of 3D printing in food sector, challenges to 3D food printing
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