Food 3D Printing

Revo Foods launches Food Fabricator X2 for high-volume 3D food printing

Enabling new 3D printed food categories such authentic whole-cut meat alternatives and products with customized shapes, structures or textures

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Austrian Food-Tech startup Revo Foods presented the Food Fabricator X2, the world’s first industrial production method for 3D printed foods, setting a milestone in food manufacturing innovation. The 3D process enables new product categories for the first time, such as authentic whole-cut meat alternatives or products with customized shapes, structures, or textures. Revo Foods is scaling up the production capacity through 2024 and opened up the first public investment opportunity into the project.

Industrialization of 3D food printing

The Food Fabricator X2 features a novel multi-nozzle system that enables continuous food production, marking the first time that mass production of products is possible with 3D food printing technology.

Revo Foods launches Food Fabricator X2 for high-volume 3D food printing, enabling new 3D printed food categories

Using a high-precision extrusion system, different ingredients can be combined in any predefined structure, enabling the production of previously “impossible” products. This means that new food categories such as authentic meat alternatives or products with innovative structures, shapes or textures can now be produced at large scale. This technology enables the new food industry segment of “mass customization” for the first time, meaning the flexible control of product parameters such as sizes, shapes, materials or texture, without the need for hardware adjustments during the process.

Digitalization of the food industry

As an Industry 4.0 production method, 3D food printing opens up new opportunities in the conventional food industry through digitization: the technology makes it possible to react flexibly to demand, produce different products in small batches and avoid food waste in production.

Revo Foods launches Food Fabricator X2 for high-volume 3D food printing, enabling new 3D printed food categories

3D printing technology enables a completely new approach to creative product development and food production. One new area of application is the customization of texture palettes for plant-based meat alternatives. The controlled integration of a fat component into a plant-based protein fiber matrix is essential for whole-cut meat alternatives such as steaks or fish filets but has not yet been achievable with any other technology at a large scale, until now.

“3D food printing on an industrial level allows us to change the way we think about food. Products that were previously very exclusive and more likely to be found in gourmet restaurants can now be produced on a large scale. I am excited about the new creative opportunities that open up to food product developers with the help of this technology,” said Dr Robin Simsa, CEO of Revo Foods GmbH​.

Revo Foods launches Food Fabricator X2 for high-volume 3D food printing, enabling new 3D printed food categories Opportunity to join Revo Foods

As a proof of technology, THE FILET – Inspired by Salmon was produced in September 2023, using this technology for the first time (Revo FFX1), marking the first scale-up of this 3D printing system. This salmon filet alternative based on mycoprotein was the first 3D printed food available in supermarkets and has confirmed that there is a high interest of consumers and retailers in this technology.

To increase production capacity and meet demand, Revo Foods is now announcing its first public investment opportunity in the form of digital company shares. With this capital, the first stage of upscaling will be completed over the next two years (2024 – 2025). Revo Foods plans to expand production capacity in two additional major upscaling steps.

An investment in Revo Foods is possible from January 18 to April 18, 2024. At the start of the first public investment round, the company has already raised €435,000, underlining the public interest in the new technology and the company’s mission. Investments in Revo Foods are made via the Germany-based green-tech investment platform FunderNation.

No more fish in the Ocean

We are facing global environmental challenges – Revo Foods offers new solutions based on sustainable technology. The world’s oceans are the largest ecosystem on our planet. But 90% of the fish species are on the verge of exploitation, 30% of which are already completely overfished. People have understood that something must change, and so increasingly strict fishing laws are being introduced. Toxins and microplastic levels in conventional fish products and the threat of destabilization of the marine ecosystem are also leading to changes in the 400-billion-dollar fish market.

Revo Food’s disruptive approach is to use new technologies to revolutionize food production and create completely new fish and meat alternatives with 3D technology and its flexible production system, the Revo Food Fabricator X2.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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