The State of Food 3D Printing

3D Printed Food: Cooking with Lasers

As it stands, food 3D printers generally lack a key ingredient: the ability to cook the food they print. This isn’t entirely true, in that some devices like the PancakeBot…

3D Printing A Meatless World: Ersatz in 3D Printed Food

3D printing food is seen as a sideshow by most in our industry. When we have dug deep into food 3D printing or looked at 3D printed salmon, 3D printed…

3D Printing A Meatless World: Self-Medication with 3D Printed Food

As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi….

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3D Printing A Meatless World: Surimi is Everything and Everything is Surimi

Surimi was not supposed to be a product. It is a technique, of finely cutting or grinding meat. The resulting paste can then be molded into various forms. If you…

A General Review of Methods and Materials for 3D Food Printing

Researchers from the University of Birmingham published a paper that reviews various methods and materials related to the scope of food 3D printing, which they write is “an area of…

Food 3D Printing: What Happened to 3D-Printed Food for the Elderly?

Near the peak of food 3D printing hype, circa 2014, one European project garnered a good deal of attention for its exciting work in food fabrication The PERFORMANCE project, which…

Food 3D Printing: Food Printing in the Culinary Arts

As we’ve explored in our food 3D printing series, the technology is still emerging, with only a handful of food printing processes really approaching any form of maturity and level…

Exclusive: 3D Systems Sugar 3D Printing Brought to Market by Brill, Inc.

For any 3D printing fan with a sweet tooth, the unveiling of the ChefJet and ChefJet Pro 3D printers at CES 2014 was a major highlight. Displayed in brilliant colors…

The State of Food 3D Printing, Part 3: Present and Future

Ok, so food printing is a thing, but why is it a thing and will it become more of a thing in the future? To answer these semi-coherent questions, we…

The State of Food 3D Printing, Part 2: Food Printers Available Now

The food printing space is still only in its formational stages, but there are early innovators who have actually made this science fiction concept into a reality. There are a…

The State of Food 3D Printing, Part 1: Beginnings

When 3D Systems showcased the ChefJet at International CES 2014, the concept of food 3D printing left audiences with a mixture of awe and confusion. Upon its acquisition of Sugar…

The byFlow 3D Food Printer That Could Make Culinary Personalization Happen

byFlow has presented their new platform, byFlow Studio, that agilizes personalization, while their Focus 3D Food Printer has been helping make a change in the healthcare and food industry, as well as contributing with one of the world’s biggest problem: leftovers.

UK Researchers Use 3D Printing to Evoke Sensory Food Experiences

Food and water are necessary for humans to survive, no matter what, but they are also often a source of enjoyment too, leading to the questioning adage of whether some…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2019

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to education. Optomec has announced two new additions to its LENS series, and CRP…

The Benefits and Limitations of 3D Printing Chocolate

Whenever we say chocolate, we immediately start wanting to eat some. Chocolate has been around for quite a long time, in fact, it is said it has been around since…

Elzelinde van Doleweerd Fights Food Waste Through 3D Printed Food

Food losses occur during industrial processing, distribution, and consumption, which is the reason why it is becoming a huge economic, social, and environmental concern for consumers, scientists, and activists for…

The Effects of Various Additives on 3D Printed Potatoes

In a thesis entitled “Study and Characterization of Microstructural and Physio-chemical properties of potato products for 3D Food Printing,” author Iman Dankar discusses the conduction of a study of the…

Columbia University Researchers Invent Way to Simultaneously 3D Print and Cook Food

3D printed food has been around for a while, but compared to other areas of 3D printing, it’s still relatively undeveloped. For the most part, 3D printed food consists of…

Jet-Eat Uses 3D Printing to Create a Tasty Meat Alternative

Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, an alarming report was released by the United States government about the horrific effects climate change will have on the country. The fact that climate…

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Food 3D Printing Methods

Several research studies have focused on the 3D printing of food, lending it a seriousness beyond the way that many people still see it, which is as a novelty. In…

Will 3D Printed Baked Goods With Probiotics Make Their Way to Your Table?

3D printed food is still something of a novelty, but researchers have begun looking into using it as a means to create specialized foods for people with dietary needs, such…

Chew on This! Wacker CAPIVA Lets You 3D Print Gum in any Shape

Chewing gum is a treat most of us have enjoyed since childhood with little thought to how it is made or what it is made of, but as so much…

These 3D Printed Chocolates Are Inspired By Natural Wonders and Exotic Locales

Artist Ryan L. Foote works in an appealing medium – chocolate. His creations are inspired by architecture and the natural world, particularly natural minerals and geological formations, and they look…

Using 3D Printing to Reduce the Amount of Sugar in Cookies…Without Making Them Inedible

While it may sound great to sit around and eat cookies all day, the fact is that cookies aren’t particularly healthy because they’re chock full of sugar. But, partially because…