ZDS to hold first 3D printing conference
In response to the increasing popularity of 3D printing, ZDS (The Central College of the German Confectionery Industry) will host what it claims is the first 3D printing congress for the sweets and snacks industry next month.
Food producers including Barilla and Katjes, as well as food suppliers such as Dutch company Kaak have all employed 3D printers into their production processes.
One focus of the congress is additive manufacturing by means of 3D printing for more effective product development by producing prototypes. The major advantage of this technique lies in the production of parts without any offcut and an exact tailoring to the needs of the respective area of application, according to ZDS.
On the second day of the conference, developments with the use of 3D food printers in the production and the individualisation of confectionery and snacks will be highlighted.
Speakers from the Netherlands, UK, Finland and US will familiarise conference participants with the technology of 3D food printing. Demonstrations of 3D printing will be included in the congress programme and participants will be able to talk to the speakers and discuss the applications for their own businesses.
The international congress for additive production and 3D food printing will take place from 19-20 September 2017, at the Academy of Sweets in Solingen, Germany.
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