3D food printing – project kick off and new report on 3D-printing value chains
A new Tekes-funded project 3DSuprise coordinated by VTT in collaboration with the Aalto University targets at 3D printing of multi-textural food structures in a techno-economically feasible and sustainable way.
A specific aim of the partners is to create new ingredient mixes with suitable flow properties for 3D processing. The project will develop globally competitive expertise in 3D food printing technologies with subsequent technology innovations to be utilized by Finnish industries from various sectors such as ingredient, food processing, equipment manufacturing, software and online services and retail.
The companies involved in the project are 3DTech, Ravintolakolmio, Valio, Selecta, Polttimo, DeskArtes
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New report on 3D printing value chains
The European Commission has published a report "Identifying current and future application areas, existing industrial value chains and missing competences in the EU, in the area of additive manufacturing (3D printing)". The report aims to detect missing capabilities in European regions regarding current and upcoming 3D-printing applications, including food applications. The report has been written by IDEA Consult (BE), AIT (AU), VTT (FI), CECIMO (European Association of the Machine Tool Industries).
The report can be downloaded here: http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/18741/attachments/1/translations/en/renditions/native
Slide presentation can be downloaded here: http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/18766/attachments/1/translations/en/renditions/native