Preliminary research findings suggest that the global 3D food printing market is an approximately US$200 Mn industry (2021) and awaits a bright future in long term. Advent and applicability of 3D printing technology is paving the way for market expansion.
Increasing Demand for Upscale Cuisine to Fuel Growth of 3D Food Printing Market
Food may be customised to suit each person's needs thanks to 3D printing technology. One of the main factors driving the growth of the 3D food printing market is the expanding need for personalised meals. The development of technology has made people busier at work, and they frequently run out of time to enjoy their favourite foods. As a result, the market for customised food is created; nevertheless, to keep the customised food items fresh, the proper preservatives must be included. Preservative usage on a regular basis is detrimental to health over time. As a result, users of 3D food printing technology have the option to purchase freshly prepared meals that were manufactured at home. The 3D food printing technology food production is fast and seamless. A 3D food printer deposits precise fractional layers in an additive layer-by-layer pattern onto a plate or other surface using a food-grade syringe or cartridge. It is a genuine food product. This cuisine can be a source of a nutritious diet for children and adults who want to indulge in delicacies like pizza, chocolate, and pancakes in novel forms, and designs.
In pharmaceutical industry, for example, 3D food printing allows for processing medicine in food, as well as enriching food by adding extra proteins or other essential nutrients. This can be a great help for seniors that have difficulty chewing or swallowing as well as safer food preparation for people with allergies. There is also a great deal of interest in using 3D printing to create food for astronauts, and military. The technique enables to make completely new food products by using different shapes, textures, flavours, and compositions, and modify food materials according to the preferences. As the technique can effectively and digitally manage the quantity and nutritional quality of the food, 3D food printing market is expected to be on an uptrend. It is fully automated to do repetitive work at a large scale, thereby freeing up the cook to attend to other kitchen tasks.
3D Food Printing Market Continues to Face Longstanding Challenges in Terms of Cost, Convenience, and Safety
The process of 3D food printing consumes more energy than what is required for conventional food production methods. The equipment used in this type of food production method are costly and the usage is thus limited to professionals only. The materials produced with 3D food printing technology are rather delicate, which means that they are often at a risk of getting damaged during handling and post-processing of the food. Another major challenge that faces 3D food printing market is counterfeiting. As the technology of 3D printing evolves, people with copyrights, as well as patents will find it difficult to protect their rights. Moreover, companies that manufacture unique products will be considerably affected.
Customised Cuisine Feature of Commercial Sector to Drive Growth for 3D Food Printing
According to vertical, the commercial sector is anticipated to hold the greatest market share. Due to the significant demand for 3D printed food, which can be provided by the baking sector, dining establishments, confectioneries, and retail shops, the commercial segment is predicted to expand. To give customers more options for customised cuisine, businesses are improving their products to make them more effective. For instance, the maker of 3D pizza printers, BeeHex, has shown how to utilise their Chef3D food printer to create pizzas in a variety of shapes. As a result, with advancements in technology, the capacity of 3D food printers to print food in intricate designs to create customised cuisine will propel 3D food printing market in the years to come.
The need for 3D printers is increasing because of the growing consumer demand for individualised and customised food products. Manufacturers are introducing cutting-edge 3D food printers for indulgent uses like making chocolates, confections, and pancakes, which is increasing demand for 3D food printers both commercially and domestically around the world. As society becomes more egocentric, people want their meals to be more customised. Mass customisation is becoming more and more necessary in the market, and diverse shapes, colours, flavours, nutrition, and textures are being sought after. Most of the time, food products including coffee, hamburgers, ice cream, cake, biscuits, and confections are the focus of this modification. The 3D food printing market is likewise being driven by technology.
As a Prime Market for 3D Printing Technology, North America’s Dominance Intact in 3D Food Printing Market
North America is the largest user of 3D food printing and is expected to grow at the fastest rate throughout the forecast period. Due to customers' quick embrace of the technology and incorporation of it into routine meal preparation, North America is currently dominating the industry. North America is the largest market for 3D food printing technology because of the enormous market for confections, and bakery goods like candies, chocolates, pizzas, and burgers there as well as the rising demand for personalised food products from the region. The market in this region is expanding because of the establishment and expansion of businesses that provide 3D food printing technology. The region is expected to represent the largest 3D food printing market.
The US is renowned for being among the first countries in the world to adopt new technologies. Common people find it challenging to have a decent nutritional diet due to their hectic and fast-paced lifestyles. Customised healthful food may be an option thanks to 3D food printing technology. Additionally, the US government spends the most money on healthcare, therefore using 3D food printers to produce food that is easy to chew and swallow and rich in a certain vitamin would be a good alternative for feeding elderly patients. Manufacturers frequently introduce products with specialty food ingredients as the American population becomes more health conscious and the demand for healthy food products rises as a result. Due to the increased public awareness of food quality, speciality foods are exceeding their non-specialty counterparts in practically every category.
As a result of technological advancements in the food and beverage industries, 3D food printing is becoming more and more popular. This process is very helpful for food innovators because it allows them to experiment with ingredients and food to offer their customers the best dishes and recipes with the least amount of effort. It offers both the client and the food innovator the greatest possible experience. Customers who want their meals prepared in accordance with their preferences can do so while still maintaining food safety and nutritional standards. 3D food printing market is expanding primarily due to the rapid expansion of the commercial food industry.
Global 3D Food Printing Market: Competitive Landscape
Zmorph established a new partnership with Sicnova in September 2021 to make its goods available through Sicnova's distributor network in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America (apart from Brazil). The business was established in 2007 and has long been a leader in additive manufacturing. Its knowledge is a beneficial addition to the list of Zmorph resellers. On the other hand, to launch a project in the US that would offer the startup's kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-free burger patties, SavorEat and Sodexo Operations, the American division of the Paris-based food services and facilities management conglomerate Sodexo, entered into an agreement in August 2021.
A few of the players in the 3D food printing market include Wiibox (China), Byflow (Netherlands), Natural Machines (Spain), Systems & Materials Research Corporation (US), Procusini (Germany), Candyfab (US), Zmorph (Poland), Mycusini (Germany), TNO (Netherlands), BeeHex (US), Choc Edge (UK), 3Desserts Graphiques (France), Open Meals (Japan), and Food Ink (UK).
Global 3D Food Printing Market is Segmented as Below:
Key Elements Included In The Study: Global 3D Food Printing Market
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