#3DExpress: Steakholder Foods to Introduce 3D Printed Meat and Fish to U.S. Market

Published on April 6, 2024 by Madeleine P.
Steakholder Foods U.S.

It is finally the weekend, which means it is once again time to share with you some of the exciting tidbit of 3D printing news from the week! First, take a bite out of the news that Steakholder Foods will be moving into the U.S. market now to sell the company’s plant-based, 3D-printed meat and fish to American consumers. Next, we’ve all heard of the slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle,” but how many of us hold to that in our daily lives? Well in the UK it will be easier than ever for 3D printing users due to a new initiative from Filamentive to recycle PLA waste, check it out below. Next up, we cover a new project from Baralan to make personalized packaging for cosmetics using additive manufacturing and a German-Chinese consortium that is hoping to make secure, decentralized 3D printing. Finally, end out this #3DExpress with ADDiTEC Racing and its new Overall Best Time record. Happy reading and have a great weekend!

Steakholder Foods Received Approval for 3D Printed Meat and Fish in U.S. Market

Popular 3D printed food manufacturer Steakholder Foods has announced that it will be introducing its SHMeat and SHFish blends to the U.S. market. This decision comes after a consultant affirmed that the ingredients used are legal in the U.S. and should comply with F.D.A regulations under the “Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAC)” status. This will mean that soon American customers could be buying 3D-printed, plant-based meat and fish. Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, concludes, “As we introduce our SHMeat and SHFish blends to the U.S. market, we stand at the cusp of a new era in food technology. Our advanced 3D printing technologies are not just a testament to innovation but also a commitment to sustainability and health. These products represent our dedication to providing consumers with food options that are not only delicious but also responsible choices for our planet. We believe that our entry into the U.S. market is a significant step towards a future where the food we eat contributes to a healthier society and a more sustainable world.” 

Steakholder Foods in the U.S.

Steakholder Foods will be selling its 3D printed fish and meat in the US (photo credits: Steakholder Foods)

Recycle Your PLA

Did you know that most 3D printing waste is not recycled? Filamentive has observed this for a number of years, and is trying to develop initiatives to combat this reality. The latest initiative concerns the recycling of PLA, a material widely used in additive manufacturing. It offers its customers 100% free access to PLA waste recycling via its partner, 3D Printing Waste. After purchasing several Filamentive materials, users receive a box into which they can throw all their PLA waste, and send it straight back for recycling. This initiative is currently only available in the UK.

Photo Credits: Filamentive

A New Service to Personalize Cosmetics

Baralan is an Italian company specializing in the design and manufacture of plastic and glass packaging for the cosmetics sector (skincare, makeup and perfume). It recently signed a collaboration with the manufacturer Stratasys and the company ICA to develop a 3D decoration service for its packaging. Using a water-based process, GP3DPrint enables packaging to be customized. In concrete terms, ICA has designed a paint that can be used with Stratasys’ polyjet technology: an exclusive collaboration to enable customized coatings! Maurizio Ficcadenti, Global R&D Manager at the Baralan Group, concludes, “Thanks to this project, it is now possible to have a unique, recognizable and outstanding product, without having to invest in expensive equipment, while at the same time promoting eco-sustainability. 3D printing on glass and plastic is tangible thanks to its adherence to the glass, transparency and charm through the use of infinite colors and designs.”

Photo Credits: Baralan

ProCloud 3D for Secure, Digitalized, Outsourced Production

The aim of the ProCloud3D project is to create secure, decentralized additive manufacturing. This cloud-based platform was developed by the Chair of Digital Additive Production DAP at RWTH Aachen University as part of a German-Chinese project consortium. This cloud is intended to provide the necessary infrastructure to process, store or share data in real time, no matter where you are. The platform is primarily intended to benefit end users of AM who outsource their projects and hand them over to an external service provider. ProCloud3D makes it possible for these end users to not only no longer share their easily manipulated design model, but to be able to transfer it directly to the service provider’s PBF systems in the current stream. This also makes it unnecessary to invest in a PBF printer just to protect print data.

Photo Credits: RWTH DAP

ADDiTEC Racing Wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

ADDiTEC, a company active in high-performance metal additive manufacturing, entered the motorsport industry a few months ago with ADDiTEC Racing. The goal is to harness and establish the benefits of additive manufacturing technologies in this industry. The Homestead-Miami Speedway was an opportunity to showcase and test the technology live on the track, and it went more than well, with ADDiTEC Racing taking first place in overall best time in all classes. “We are thrilled to have emerged victorious at the Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said Brian Matthews, CEO and founder of ADDiTEC. “This achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team, and further reinforces our excitement and ambitions to use our cutting-edge additive manufacturing technology to enable success in motorsports.”

Photo Credits: ADDiTEC Racing

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