3D printing technology has the potential to revolutionize the confectionery manufacturing landscape. The tech is still in its infancy, but will be an area to watch for manufacturers seeking to innovate.
Lareka has won recognition for its redesigned 3D printed sealer arm for chocolate tablet packaging.
Wacker has demonstrated the personalized shapes it can produce for candy, which turns into chewing gum, on its 3D printer at ProSweets 2017.
Katjes-owned company the Magic Candy Factory has introduced 3D Sweets Selfies, which it hopes will open up new channels for the industry at events and amusement parks.
As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent...
Lampados International has launched a next-gen meringue kiss sweetener called Liteez.
Wacker Biosolutions will debut its Candy2gum technology and 3D printing processes at Prosweets, Cologne, Germany (January 29-February 1), next month.
Barry Callebaut has partnered with byFlow 3D printing technology to develop a 3D chocolate printer to produce what it claims is ‘the chocolate experience of tomorrow'.
E-commerce start-up Candy Mechanics has launched a line of personalized chocolate Candy Cards and will next month introduce limited edition chocolate lollipops from 3D printed molds of people's faces.
3D printed robotic end-of-arm components are the future of F&B manufacturing as they save time and money while producing lightweight parts that perform better and cause less wear and tear,...
The future of sweets disconnects with the past of sugar dependency, artificial colors, and flavors, according to food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye.
Katjes Magic Candy Factory, in the UK, has partnered with Dylan’s Candy Bar to take its 3D candy printer, which can create custom-made candies in under five minutes, to the...
3dChef has partnered with a number of confectionery firms to develop next generation candies, sweets and decorations for the pastry industry.
KU Leuven University, in Belgium, has developed a prototype 3D printer using pectin gel for candy and will investigate other recipes to make further use of the product.
French equipment supplier Procys has developed an industrial online printing system using caramel-based food inks that it claims offers biscuit manufacturers flexibility to produce personalized products at scale.
The first commercial 3D printer for retail will be used to create gummies in different shapes, sizes, colors and flavors, says creator Katjes Fassin UK.
Investing in 3D printing could open new markets and generate huge cost savings for food manufacturers and retailers, but first companies must overcome potential regulatory and legal hurdles, many of...
3D chocolate printing is not yet quick enough for industrial production, but chocolate molds created using the technology can produce surfaces with intricate detail, says Lehrmitt Design Studios.
Hershey tips 3-D printing to take off like the microwave oven in the Eighties - with ultra-customized designs a possibility in retail stores.
Industrial-scale 3D chocolate printers will be on the market within five years, according to 3D printing firm Choc Edge.
US firm 3D Systems is collaborating with chocolate manufacturing giant Hershey’s to develop 3D chocolates fit for the commercial market.