Thanks to startups like Natural Machines, ChefJet and Biozoon’s Smoothfood, 3D printed food is making its way into consumer homes and the foodservice industry. And now it’s getting conference prime time. From October 21-23, the largest professional 3D printing event, Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, is heading to Santa Clara, California and will feature a track dedicated solely to the burgeoning 3D printed food space.
For all you entrepreneurs interested in exploring the possibilities of 3D printed food, we’ve summed up the relevant programming below. But make sure to stay tuned to the event agenda, as they’ll be announcing additional food track sessions in the coming days and weeks.
Digitally Manufacturing Food to Your Dietary Needs – Are Innovations Advancing Faster than FDA Regulations Are Evolving?
Heili Kim and Claudia A. Lewis -Venable LLP
This session will dive into the unique challenges of 3D printing when it comes to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. It will also cover potential innovations in the field, such as customizing printed food according to nutrient profiles and calorie content, and will explore how companies are developing ways to monitor individual biostatistics and then create personalized food to match health needs. The main focus of the session is to unpack how printed food innovation can exist within the framework of the FDA regulatory system for food, dietary supplements, drugs, and medical devices.
Print and Eat: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities in Food Printing
Hod Lipson – Cornell University
This session will offer a 101 of 3D printed food. Covering questions like: What is food printing and how does it work? What kind of food can be printed and how does it taste? Is the technology ready, and are we? It will cover the burgeoning field of food printing, discuss its brief history, show some of the technologies involved, and outline some of the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Food for Thought – A Fresh Look at the Future of Edibles and 3D Printing
John J. Hauer, Jr – 3DLT
Check back in this post or vist Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara for more food sessions. And as a member of the FTC community, receive 10% off registration using code FOODTECH. Learn more and register here.