The Danish 3D Printing Championship takes place at FoodTech

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22 March 2024

For the first time, FoodTech is this year hosting the Danish 3D Printing Championship - a technology that is increasingly gaining ground in the food industry. The Danish Championship is aimed at vocational school students, thus creating relationships between future generations and the industry. FoodTech will take place on 1-3 October 2024 at MCH Messecenter Herning.

Just last year, the Danish 3D Printing Championships took place at a trade fair in MCH Messecenter Herning, when the HI trade fair was the setting for the championship, and the event was so successful that it is now being repeated - only at FoodTech, the unifying destination for the food technology of the future. And according to Troels Nepper, project manager at Videnscenter for Håndværk - Design & Arkitektur (Knowledge Centre for Crafts - Design & Architecture) and the organiser of the Danish Championship, this makes perfect sense.

- FoodTech gives us the opportunity to present the unique technologies we work with at the Danish 3D Printing Championships to an industry where the technologies are not yet well known. I think it will be a bit of an eye-opener for many of the exhibitors and visitors. It may sound a bit blunt, but we're talking about a part of Denmark's future. The young people, the vocational school students, are the future labour force, so it's important that they show the way in terms of how to use the latest technologies, says Troels Nepper.

And the students will have the opportunity to demonstrate this in a five-part competition, competing in five different categories and using top-of-the-line hardware.

- Visitors attending the competition will gain insight into a cutting-edge production technology that is currently undergoing rapid development and has great potential for optimising production in the food industry. In short, it will be a bit of an eye-opener - also in relation to sustainability in production processes, says Troels Nepper.

In addition to the Danish 3D Printing Championships, the area will feature exhibitors with solutions in 3D technology, including solutions relevant to the food industry.

Important for companies to see the bigger picture
Among the 3D exhibitors at HI trade fair was the Danish Technological Institute, which is also exhibiting at FoodTech. Brian Lykke Christensen, Business Manager at the Danish Technological Institute, was one of the judges at last year's Danish 3D Printing Championships and he sees a large and important synergy in the fact that the competition brings young people into contact with the established industry - and vice versa.

- In order for companies to see how competent potential candidates are, it is very important that it is presented live, so that it is not just something we talk about, but that companies can also meet the participants and see for themselves what the young generation has to offer, what 3D printing is all about and what disciplines are involved, says Brian Lykke Christensen, describing his experience at the HI trade fair:

- It was my experience that there were a lot more visitors than previously in and around the competition, and that the visitors then circulated around the many 3D printing stands in the hall. Everyone who stopped by our stand gave positive feedback about the competition.

The Danish 3D Printing Championship 2024 is organised in collaboration with Videnscenter for Håndværk - Design & Arkitektur (Knowledge Centre for Crafts - Design & Architecture), Videnscenter for Automation og Robotteknologi (Knowledge Centre for Automation and Robotics), AM Learning Lab / Herningsholm and CFI - Center for Industri (Centre for Industry).

FoodTech will take place on 1-3 October 2024 at MCH Messecenter Herning. Read more at

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