Again in 2015, the Dutch firm byFlow – then known as 3D By Stream – launched their moveable and multi-extruder 3D printer “Focus” on Kickstarter. Though their 3D printer reached 39% of its funding aim as a way to begin the manufacturing course of (they have been asking for €50,000 however it closed at €19,702), byFlow proceeded to market and make their printer.
byFlow is a household enterprise that was based in 2015 within the Netherlands, and at this time it’s one of many main firms within the 3D meals printing market world wide. Their 3D Focus Meals Printer is supposed to be simple to make use of and preserve, which makes it accessible to everybody. The Focus is geared toward letting professionals create personalized textures, flavors, and shapes by means of using recent elements in addition to these elements that we normally throw away.
What’s nice concerning the Focus is that it’s moveable. This 3D printer can fold up into its compact carrying case making it simple to take it in all places you need. The case’s dimension is about 44 x 32 x 11 cm and could be arrange in lower than 30 seconds. As soon as it’s prepared, you’ll be able to join the Focus to a pc or plug an SD card containing the STL recordsdata in it.
In the present day, byFlow’s fundamental focus is promoting and creating their 3D meals printer, in addition to giving demonstrations and workshops to the general public, and for personal occasions as to extend the curiosity within the 3D printing of meals.
What’s new? byFlow Studio
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byFlow is all about personalization. They not too long ago launched byFlow Studio, their new platform and second product. The platform gives design instruments, recipes, meals design databases, and manuals for assist, geared toward meals professionals within the culinary trade. As byFlow believes, personalized meals “is a should to base your assortment on the desires and desires of your target market, as a way to survive the dynamic world of meals companies.”
byFlow Studio helps prospects to create their very own personalized designs. To entry this instrument, you want to log in at www.byflowstudio.com and click on on “Design Instrument” to begin a brand new undertaking. When you don’t have a private account, as a way to create one, you have to a license key.
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The platform helps you to add several types of recordsdata to create distinctive 3D shapes. It may be textual content, pictures, freehand drawings, a photograph of somebody, and extra. When you’ve add the file, you should use the edit instruments to regulate the design. There are manuals that may show you how to with the modifying instruments. When you’ve completed resizing your design and the software program autocorrects it, you’ll be able to obtain the design as a printing file and add it to the Focus 3D Meals Printer.
Functions: Customizing Hospital Meals
After we communicate of hospital meals, we immediately consider a distasteful dish made out of fundamental elements that aren’t interesting in any respect. The Healthcare sector is conscious of the significance of meals high quality and meals traits, since its essential in convincing sufferers of hospitals, particularly aged residents, to eat extra.
Meals contributes to the method of restoration after an sickness, however sick and aged sufferers normally lack urge for food. To keep away from this, sufferers’ meals are normally mashed, as to make them gentle and as to do away with something that might make the meals troublesome to swallow. Nevertheless, serving mashed meals has proved to not resolve this concern.
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byFlow believes that their Focus 3D Meals Printer acts as an answer. The Focus has an open cartridge system that may make nearly each form you need and out of virtually each purified meals ingredient.
“Greens, fruits, but additionally pasta, meat or fish – recent elements have to be ready, processed right into a puree and put right into a particular tube (a cartridge) which is later positioned within the 3D Meals Printer. A carrot puree in a form of a carrot, minced fish in a form of a fish, but additionally extra inventive and progressive dishes in new and distinctive shapes – the whole lot is feasible,” explains byFlow.
Advert Verhagen, the gastronomy supervisor at Zorgwaard (a nursing residence in Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands) has been working with byFlow on implementing customized 3D printed dishes for the residents sooner or later.
“We’re researching what works finest and we’re very joyful to contribute to the event and enchancment of this methodology of meal preparation. So far as I’m involved, a 3D Meals Printer might be accessible in any respect Zorgwaard’s areas in a couple of years’ time. What’s so useful for the residents have to be accessible in all places,” Verhagen says.
Functions: Preventing One among The World’s Greatest Issues
Do you know over 30% of the meals produced on the planet is wasted? It’s not only a misuse of assets, it additionally has a extreme affect on local weather change. byFlow’s imaginative and prescient is to “allow professionals to create personalized shapes, textures and flavors, by utilizing recent elements or elements that in any other case would have been thrown away”. As beforehand talked about, the Focus 3D Meals Printer has an open cartridge system, which permits nearly any meals ingredient for use for printing into any customized form.
byFlow shares an analogous imaginative and prescient with De Verspillingsfabriek, a surplus meals manufacturing unit that produces meals merchandise out of rescued elements with out including preservatives or chemical components to them.
“What stunned me principally is that these elements will not be even ugly. Being concerned within the meals trade I’ve been totally conscious of the dimensions of the meals waste downside, however I had no concept that a lot of even completely good meals is being wasted. Solely because of miscalculations and onerous guidelines of a profit-driven meals trade. We love the thought of manufacturing meals out of elements that in any other case could be wasted and we instantly knew that there’s a area for 3D Meals Printing on this undertaking,” says Nina Hoff, byFlow’s CEO, referring to the excess elements.
byFlow and De Verspillingsfabriek met and began their collaboration shortly due to HAS Hogeschool, the facilitator of the Meals Waste Upcycling Undertaking. Antien Zuidberg, HAS College of Utilized Sciences lecturer and coordinator of the Meals Innovation examine programme, guides college students into researching prospects of upcycling meals waste by utilizing the Focus 3D Meals Printer.
“After we began 2 years in the past with 3D meals printing at HAS Hogeschool, I used to be questioning about the place we might have a big societal affect with this new expertise, and the primary thought was: can we upcycle meals waste? I might be thrilled if we are able to develop an utility which might develop into a viable enterprise case, and which may help this new expertise ahead in addition to upcycle meals waste to lovely new merchandise,” provides Zuidberg concerning the undertaking.
byFlow’s Focus 3D Meals Printer is getting used as a instrument to assist remodel surplus meals elements into ready-to-eat merchandise to present them a “second life”. The Meals Waste Upcycling Undertaking brings up new prospects and hopes: due to the Focus, De Verspillingsfabriek can diversify its merchandise vary that was then restricted to soups and sauces.
[Sources: byFlow, byFlow Studio, HAS University, De Verspillingsfabriek]
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