The Food Fabricator X2 is the ‘world’s first’ industrial production method for 3D-printed foods, featuring a novel multi-nozzle system that allows for continuous food production.
Using a high-precision extrusion system, manufacturers can combine different ingredients with each other in any predefined structure while facilitating ‘mass customisation’ – flexible control of product parameters such as sizes, shapes, materials or texture without the need for hardware adjustments during the process.
‘How we think about food’
“3D food printing on an industrial level allows us to change the way we think about food,” said Dr Robin Simsa, chief executive at Revo Foods. “Products that were previously very exclusive and more likely to be found in gourmet restaurants can now be produced on a large scale.
“I am excited about the new creative opportunities that open up to food product developers with the help of this technology.”
Revo demonstrated the scalability of its technology for the first time in September last year with it’s the Filet – Inspired by Salmon product, the first 3D produced food available in supermarkets.
Besides the mass customisation made possible by the technology, manufacturers can also react flexibly to demand, produce different products in small batches and avoid food waste in production.
Revo Foods is scaling up the production capacity until summer 2024 and is announcing the first public investment opportunity into the project.
In other additive manufacturing news, food manufacturers could soon be able to embrace on-demand 3D printing to replace broken parts on the production line, thanks to new technology developed by industrial 3D printing firm Addition Design.
Manufacturers can identify which part has broken and order a replacement based off the data supplied to Addition Design without the need to replace the entire line, cutting down on downtime in the process.