5 innovative solutions leading 3D food printing: Novable Staff Picked

3D printers are nowadays widely used – to create airplane pieces, buildings, furniture, prosthetics, etc. Many companies focusing on reaching high levels of corporate innovation have taken advantage of 3D printing because of its ability to quickly make prototypes and implement fast design changes.

Believe it or not, 3D printing has been taken one step further in creating different types of edibles in the food industry. With the help of 3D food printing, new tastes can be created and it has many health benefits for consumers as well as for the environment. Furthermore, it meets all the different types of dietary needs and prevents overproduction in the food industry.

You may think this innovation is still in the production stage industry, but in reality, there are already many 3D printers available – for professional and  for personal use.

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Thanks to Novable, the fastest AI-powered startup scouting platform, our Agents were able to find many companies using 3D solutions to print food, therefore promoting the implementation of innovative ideas, finally leading to greater corporate innovation. Here is a list of the ones we selected for this specific article:

1. SavorEat

This innovative company was founded in 2018 in Israel and is set on changing the meat market. The system offers a pioneering solution for fast-moving kitchens; immediately customizing the perfect meatless burger, and in the near future delicious meatless kebabs and steaks. What is setting this innovation apart from other approaches is that they are even trying to experiment with alternative seafood, which can be a very interesting way to reach corporate innovation. Through their website, you can customize your plant-based burger to make it as protein-rich as you want, make it low-fat if you wish, or even make it meet your medical conditions.

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2. Foodini – Natural Machines

Foodini was created within the Natural Machines company. The original idea of setting up this 3D food printer was inspired by the desire to cut down manufacturing and distribution costs, investing in corporate innovation. As they explain on their website, “A 3D printer is a mini-manufacturing device. The premise of all 3D printers is the user becomes the manufacturer, maker, creator”. With Foodini all you need to do is prepare the filling, fill a capsule and print your creation.

3. Procusini

This 3D printer is available in different sizes to serve both professional bakers, as well as hobby bakers (mycusini). All you have to do is fill a stainless steel cartridge with the desired product (chocolate, marzipan, etc.) and insert it into the machine. Procusini offers over 1,000 innovative templates to create letters, hollow shells, and numbers, requiring no programming knowledge. Additionally, you may book their services for a live event.

4. NuFood

The nūfood 3D food printer combines food and technology to give you the ability to create a futuristic and innovative taste. The process is as simple as it gets: open the app, add your flavors, and push print. In this way, you will be able to enjoy your own 3D food in no time. Working with vegan-friendly and high-quality ingredients, this printer creates liquid-based flavors from sweet to savory. The best part about it? They have a whole section dedicated to cocktail recipes on their website. Although it was originally developed in Cambridge (UK), the nūfood 3D printer is today present in several countries in the world, from the United States to Italy, Scotland and Switzerland. They also give the possibility to hire a printer for your events, choosing between three different packages (small, medium, and large).

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5. NOVAMEAT

To overcome the challenges of today’s inefficient and unsustainable animal agriculture industry, NOVAMEAT develops cutting-edge technological solutions to feed the planet’s growing population. Their mission is to create a healthy, efficient, humane and sustainable food supply system, focusing on plant-based options. The idea is to deliver a realistic, textured plant-based meat prototype containing ingredients such as pea and rice isolates, extra-virgin olive oil, brown seaweed extract and beet juice concentrate. Moreover, the company is currently testing alternative proteins, fibers and oils to take sustainability and innovation to the next level.

Food printers may not be a quick fix for all the issues faced by professional restaurants and bakeries. However, they represent a fantastic tool if you accept the limitations of this new technology in the same way that you have accepted the constraints of all prior cooking techniques. Some barriers to this innovation exist, and market participants, like printer manufacturers and services, are attempting to overcome them to reach corporate innovation.

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