The 3D Food Printing is a kind of Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF), which used to print three-dimensional food products and cuisines. It is a combination of sensors, actuators, storage capsules, and software that integrated to work together. AM is a technology that builds objects by adding layer-upon-layer of materials. It reduces downtime, capacity utilization, and overall operating costs. Three-dimensional food printing, which is also known as Food Layered Manufacturing. Food printing integrates 3D printing (3DP) and digital gastronomy techniques to manufacture food pieces with mass customization in shape, color, flavor, texture, and even nutritional value. A 3D food printer uses components such as rollers, head sprays, and programmed algorithms for printing the defined food product or cuisine. With 3D printing, anyone can create and design different food forms that are new and so far, inaccessible or difficult to prepare, among others openwork spatial solids, a variety of geometric figures, carved ornaments, or food logo.
3D printing allows to prepare meals with the same appearance, but with different nutritional values depending on individual characteristics of the person for whom the food is made, knowing health status and biometric data, it is possible to prepare personalized meals. 3D food printers nowadays make use of nozzles, fine material, lasers, and robotic arms to make sugar sculptures, ornate chocolate, and decorative pastry and is much more intricate.
Global 3D Food Printing Market likely to expand with a significant rate in value terms over the forecast period 2019-2027. The growing demand for customized food and nutrients rich foods expected to promulgate the global 3D food printing market in the future time. Additionally, the rise in demand for 3D food printing to revolutionize nutrition, such as determine the exact amount of vitamins, and carbohydrates will boom the growth of the 3D food printing market. Moreover, the surge in the applications for bringing products to consumers in a short time and simplifying the customized food supply chain, acceptable price while utilizing fewer resources, leads to accelerating the growth of the global 3D food printing market.
3D printing can supply an ever-growing world population as compared to the traditional food manufacturing systems. According to the World Bank, in 2015, there were 7.3 billion people alive, and while the world’s population continues to grow, it can expect to reach a total population of 9.7 billion in 2050. Furthermore, the main advantages of 3D food printing to produce personalized nutritional based food which is likely to foster the global 3D food printing market in the expected period. Additionally, the augmentation in demand for 3D food printing for on-demand and on-the-go production with the new added value of ingredients and mixes will influence the global 3D food printing market in the upcoming periods.
The food printer provides a platform for consumer experimentation with food forms and flavors. Food printing technologies could potentially overcome various barriers by offering more freedom in food customization design on shapes, colors, and flavors for home users. 3D Food Printer creates more innovative foods, well-designed tastes, healthy and nutritious elements, and green manufacturing environments.
Additionally, 3D food printing fulfills the nutritional needs of patients and help them recover faster. Molecular foods such as Biozoon can provide suitable nutritious porridges for the different physical conditions of the elderly, but the elderly will still have difficulty chewing the food. After 3D re-printed porridge, the acceptance rate among the elderly population is high.
The rise in the income levels of consumers across the globe led to the demand for nutritious food. Food printing enables precise control of people’s diet and ensure fresh and healthy dishes that exactly meet the needs and preferences of individuals. It would significantly improve population wellbeing. In this case, food ingredients, even with well-known material properties, must be tailored to specific formulations under each fabrication. More efforts are required to bring such highly customized food products into every home.
Food printers are facilitating the implementation of a build-to-order strategy with the low overriding cost. It is economical to locate production facilities near the end customers. Food printers can help to reconfigure the customized food supply chain and bring products to consumers within a shorter time, acceptable price while utilizing fewer resources.
Based on technology, the global 3D Food Printing Market categorized into Fused Deposition Manufacturing (FDM), Selective Sintering Technology (SST), Powder Bed Binder Jetting, and Ink-Jet Printing. The Fused Deposition Manufacturing (FDM) segment projected to generate maximum revenue by 2027. It is owing to the applicability of 3D chocolate printing products with different shapes and sizes. Fused deposition manufacturing involves applying material extruded from the nozzle layer-by-layer, and the nozzle may be heated. This type of printer can equip with one or more extruders, which enables the simultaneous printing of several components.
Selective Sintering Technology (SST) will drive by its application for sugars and sugar-rich powders, which can selectively sinter to form complex shapes. This technology is suitable for sugar and fat-based materials with relatively low melting points.
Based on the distribution channel, the Global 3D Food Printing Market classified into Natively Printable Materials (Chocolate, Icing, Hydrogel, Cheese, and Others (Hummus, Pasta Dough, Butter, Jelly, Sugar, and Starch, etc.), Non-Printable Traditional Food Materials (Meat, Rice, Vegetables, Fruits) and Others (Insect Powder). The Natively Printable Materials segment anticipated gaining maximum revenue by 2027 due to increased demand for customized confectionaries products such as cakes and bakery items by consumers. This component includes Chocolate, Icing, Hydrogel, Cheese, and Others (Hummus, Pasta Dough, Butter, Jelly, Sugar, and Starch, etc.
Non-Printable Traditional Food Materials will boost by its properties to design the food depending on the requirement of carbohydrates by the consumers. It can be used to cook fresh food using the raw and dry ingredients, offering extended life of ingredients.
Based on End-User, the Global 3D Food Printing Market segregated into Governments (Defense, Education, and Emergency Services), Commercial (Retail Stores, Bakeries, Confectionaries, and Restaurants), and Residential. The Commercial segment predicted to dominate the market owing to the growing demand for 3D food printing for producing personalized food. It includes retail stores, bakeries, confectioneries, and restaurants.
The residential segment will propel by 3D food printing used to cook the food, which is challenging to cook with the traditional cooking methods at home.
Based on geography, the global 3D Food Printing market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America attributed to generating maximum revenue by 2027 owing to the surge in huge demand for bakery products and confectioneries such as candies, chocolates, pizzas, and burgers along with increased demand for customized food products in North America.
The Asia Pacific will be the fastest-growing region on account of the growing population coupled with the rapid adoption of 3D food printing to create the daily food making procedure.
Companies such as Natural Machines, 3D Systems, TNO, Choc Edge, Systems and Materials Research Corporation, By flow, Print2taste GmbH, Barilla, Candyfab, and Beehex are the key players in the Global 3D Food Printing Market.
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