The 3-D technology has emerged out as the one with countless openings and opportunities. Not only in 3-D construction of synthetic materials, but also in other spheres of life as well. And to our astonishment, it has already took over the field of edible materials as well. Yes, the 3-D food printing is no more a dream, but in fact the latest trend in technology.
Isn’t it interesting to know that our technologies could develop to that stage, where we can almost print the delicious foods that we have always thought of?
This latest addition in the additive manufacturing industry involves printing machines where we can extrude the food raw material which is in the liquid or paste form. This interesting field is now open to exploration at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences with the acquisition of new 3D printers for ceramics and chocolate.
For the making of the same, they have acquired 24,000 Euros from the foundation ‘Standort und Zukunftssicherung Kreis Wesel. And now this 3-D technology is presented to the university in a formal ceremony.
The 3-D technology, to be precise the 3-D printing, in one word can be defined as ‘fascinating’. It has seen an upsurge within the past few years in every field, even in the applications, speed and materials. The roots of 3D printing can be traced back to the 80s and have been growing ever since. The digital model of the product before the actual printing is required, which is then used in the construction of the product.
As a key future technology, 3D printing is undisputed, particularly in terms of its potential impact on the creative potential of regional enterprises. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a tool called Fablab, which can assist in the making of computer-controlled machinery capable of producing a wide range of products.
“Knowledge and experience with 3D printing technologies allow students and professionals of all ages to adapt to the rapid changes and trends of the working world in innovative and socially equitable ways,” stressed Dr Ansgar Müller, District Administrator of Wesel and chair of the foundation board for Standort-und Zukunftssicherung Kreis Wesel.
“Chocolate and ceramic printing is a simple way to introduce a large group to a still unfamiliar technology,” notes Dr Martin Kreymann, official zdi Coordinator at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.
As mentioned before, the 3-D technology has turned out to be the one, outgrowing technology, which still has far better ways of improving. And yes, these trends are not likely to cease or stop at any time soon.
“As a key future technology, 3D printing is undisputed”.
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