Food Safe 3D printing for foodtech & agritech

With the use of Additive Manufacturing, companies can innovate even faster and meet the high standard of requirements.

The food tech industry is developing rapidly. For the food sector, it is more important than ever before to be able to switch quickly, to adapt processes and to seize opportunities. Within the sector, the demand for smart industry is also increasing, with a growing role for 3D printing. Because only 3D printing materials that are intended for food contact and certified for food safety may be used for 3D printing of food applications, professional 3D printing company Oceanz offers the option of 3D printing through EC 1935/2004 certification.

Oceanz Food Grade – EC 1935/2004
In order to deliver a food-safe 3D printed product, the material must be suitable according to the requirements of EC 1935/2004 and produced in accordance with the EC directive 2023/2006 (Good Manufacturing Process). The material is therefore safe for production with consumption purposes or may come into contact with food. Oceanz 3D printing processes are designed to comply with these regulations. The processes are included in the quality system and validated by external accredited parties. These testing facilities will adhere to various government-mandated risk tolerances and approved substances.

Technological developments in the food sector
The new Food Grade options at Oceanz 3D printing show even more that Additive Manufacturing is a very mature process. 3D printing technology has gained momentum and has reached a higher level. The increase of Smart Industry within the food sector also leads to the emergence of smart factories with more machines and robots. Developments that every company in the sector has to deal with. Food companies will have to keep up with these technological developments. With the use of Additive Manufacturing, companies can now innovate even faster and meet the high standard of requirements. 

Why 3D printing for the food tech industry?
The choice to opt for 3D printing within the food tech industry offers advantages such as design freedom. Think of the production of custom parts and complex or organic shapes. This, in particular, can be very attractive for food-related applications. It also enables small stocks and ensures rapid development from prototypes to functional parts. Some application examples: grippers, nozzles, machine parts, prototypes, robots, and drones. Oceanz Food Grade is also well applicable within the AgriTech sector.

If desired, tests can be carried out for specific raw materials or circumstances (such as temperature and raw material).