Thursday, July 07, 2011

3D Chocolate Printer

Wired reports: [edited]

It seems impossible, but apparently nobody has ever made a chocolate-laying 3-D printer before now. Thankfully, that oversight has been remedied by Dr Liang Hao and his team, of the University of Exeter in England.

The printer works like any other additive 3-D printer, building up the design one layer at a time, only this one works with chocolate. The final goal is to have the printer available to consumers, so they could go into a store with their design and print out a tasty treat to give as a gift. To this end, an easy-to-use interface to input designs is already in development.

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