Nowadays, 3D printing is rising in popularity. Even companies are finding ways to 3D print different types of stuff including food. You may have experienced this phenomenon in Star Trek where they prepare, cook and provide the meal on order. In fact, this may become a reality down the road. In other words, 3D food printing is going to bring a revolution in the food production industry. In recent months, KLARM has invested many machines to make 3D printing food for worldwide customers.
3D printing food
3D printers are slow machines that develop layers of material on top of each other to make an object. And this process is known as "additive manufacturing". Another type of printers uses adhesives to bind the layers. They are known as binding printers. They work a bit differently as well.
It’s not easy to explain how 3D food printers work. The three common methods are lasers, powdery material, and nozzles. It’s like an RGB of food.
Many systems use the combo of these methods. In Germany, many nursing homes provide Smoothfoods, which is a 3D-printed product for senior residents who find it hard to chew food.
3D food printers vs the gourmet space
3D food printers are also having an impact on gourmet spaces. Around two 4 years back, the CES in Las Vegas and the CIA partnered with 3D Systems which is behind the ChefJet. Actually, the idea is to start beta testing of the 3D Systems and offer internship programs to CIA students at the head office of the company in Los Angeles.
According to experts, 3D food printing services will have a positive impact on the way people eat.
Many chefs consider other opportunities as well. According to Chloe Rutzerveld, a Dutch food designer explained the making of cracker-shaped yeast structures that contained seeds and spores. With time, they sprout and may bring a revolution in the food industry.
According to some experts, food printers can reduce waste with the help of hydrocolloids cartridges. These substances make gels with water. They also say that the machine may also use a lot of ingredients like grass, duckweed, and algae to create familiar dishes.
As far as food is concerned, people tend to be conservative. Most of them enjoy those foods only that taste like the other foods they enjoy. Actually, we have a visceral reaction to the edible things that we don’t know anything about. 3D food printers may be used to turn unappetizing to appetizing.
3D food printing has a lot of obstacles to deal with. One of the main challenges is the speed. Although Carbon3D can make a lot of things in a few minutes, the same can’t be said about the food printers.
Some printers have been doing well with sugar, dough, and chocolate, but they still need to go through a lot of improvements to handle complex things like meat. It’s not easy to print foodstuff.
So, you can see 3D printing is the future. Let’s see what happens next.
Since found in 2005, KLARM Prototyping is has been one of the major rapid prototype China manufacturers, providing quality services such as 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding and painting, etc.