The tenth official meeting of the Digi2go project was held at Mehta Heino's premises on Wednesday 19th of August. There were 3 representatives from the Omnia, the food production teacher Oona Haapakorpi and baker-confectioner teacher Jouko Matedoja and project manager Kai Martiskainen. As well as Mehta Heino Oy founders & CEOs Santos Mehta and Petri Heino and also mechanical engineer Manabi Poudel.
We had the opportunity to meet as well one intern student from Omnia, Kirsi Kannisto.
Photo 2. In the picture from right Kirsi Kannisto Omnias TOP-intern, Petri Heino CTO & Co-Founder, Manabi Poudel engineer at Mehta Heino,, Jouko Madetoja Omnia, Kai Martiskainen Omnia, Santosh Mehta CTO & Co-Founder, Oona Haapakorpi Omnia.
The primary purpose of this project is to create, develop and build a new industrial 3D-chocolate printer with start-up company Mehta Heino Industries Oy. Our aim was to experiment and develop a 3D chocolate printer using MHI3D printer software. Idea was that we built the printer collaboration with students and working life. And we seem to have succeeded this well.
During the project we have tested different manufacturers to obtain the most general instructions for our new 3D-food printer. For example, the deferent possibilityes of 3D modeling/design tool. (https://www.thingiverse.com/ and https://www.shapr3d.com/)
Photo 2. Prototype
Our intention is to create a new pilot try-out of the degree called ”Using 3D technology in catering services”. Where the aim is to learn three-dimensional modeling. At the same time, create permanent and comprehensive operational structures for how three-dimensional modeling enables the food printing (3D printing).
at the same time idea is to:
- learn to understand the use of plastic 3D printing technology
- learn about 3D chocolate and / or sugar printing techniques
- learn how to use a 3D printer
We also try develop practices that support sustainable development, e.g. figuring out how materials can be reused in the production process
as a result we make:
1.Pedagogical manuscript “Utilization of 3D technology in catering services for the degree part”
2. A new 3D chocolate printer for educational use