3D printing is a highly advanced manufacturing process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional product or object using raw materials. In the following report, you'll learn more about the global 3D food printing market and where it's headed.
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Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing has become increasingly popular in recent years. It's used to make everything from prosthetic body parts to kids' toys and even food. For food-related applications, 3D printing is particularly useful because of its ability to create foods in custom sizes and shapes.
How is 3D printing used to make food exactly? It works in a similar manner as conventional 3D printing applications by taking raw materials and converting them into a finished three-dimensional product consisting of multiple layers. A high-tech printer known as a 3D printer builds many individual layers using raw materials. When finished, the multiple layers will form a three-dimensional food product.
Many people assume that 3D printing is only used to make tangible, non-edible products, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Over the past few years, more and more companies have been using 3D printing to make food.
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Bread, for example, is often made using 3D printing. The 3D printer essentially builds the bread by creating layers of grain. By themselves, the layers don't resemble the characteristics of bread. It's only until all the layers have been added that it creates an actual piece of bread.
What benefits does 3D printing offer when compared to traditional food-manufacturing processes? For starters, it supports mass-production, meaning companies can produce large amounts of food in less time. 3D printing also allows for the creation of food products in custom shapes and sizes. Finally, 3D printing supports many different ingredients. As a result, companies can use this manufacturing process to create dozens or even hundreds of different food products.
The Global 3D Food Printing Market Professional Survey Report 2019 report by Wise Guy Reports is a professional study of the global 3D food printing market. In this report, you'll discover statistics, figures and facts pertaining to the global 3D food printing market. It covers both current and future prospective scenarios.
Some of the key 3D printing vendors profiled in this report include 3D Systems, TNO, Natural Machines, Choc Edge, Systems and Materials Research Corporation, Byflow, Print2taste, Barilla, Candyfab and Beehex. In addition to vendors, the report breaks down the market by region, type and application. On the basis of region, the global 3D food printing market is segmented into North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into dough, fruits and vegetables, proteins, sauces, dairy products and carbohydrates. On the basis of end-user application, the market is segmented into government, commercial and residential.