3D technology application in food production
Recently, the explosion of 3D technology application in food production has attracted much attention globally. The food production market with 3D technology is expected to reach 525.6 million USD by 2023.
Although this figure only accounts for a small proportion in the global food technology industry which is estimated $ 250 billion by the year 2022, the 3D printing food market still shows the potential growth and is one of the attractive segments for enterprises. Currently, many businesses are modifying and investing 3D printing equipment to produce artificial food.
The role of 3D printing technology in this field of food production is to meet the needs of material design, processing and to combine with the other technologies such as flow deposition model (FDM), selective embroidery, spray adhesive and inkjet ink to create food products.
Times of Israel reported that Israeli start-up company Jet Eat wants to produce a boom in the food market by producing meat products with 3D printing technology. Accordingly, Jet Eat will develop a meat substitute with natural and healthy ingredients without compromising the taste. Eshchar Ben Shitrit, Jet Eat's leader stated: "Today, digital printing is being used in various areas, and I believe in an increasingly digitalized world, 3D printing can be applied to food ”. Artificial meat quality and taste are similar to natural meat with basic ingredients such as fat, myoglobin and connective tissue.
Frits Hoff, director of Business Development at byFlow (a 3D printer manufacturer), said that 3D food printers can be of great help to older people with dysphagia.
According to Research and Markets, the global food industry is showing great changes. Particularly, 3D printing technology is seen as a part of the change because it gradually creates a new food production system that attracts much attention from the public.
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