3D chocolate printer now available for pre-order

Posted on Apr 16 2012 - 7:06am by Julius

Last summer, a group of scientists from the United Kingdom first unveiled a prototype 3D printer that prints edible chocolate. Now, according to the BBC, the 3D chocolate printer has been perfected and is now available for pre-order.

The device, which is named Choc Creator, enables users to “print their own custom-made sweets, layer by layer,” said the BBC on Friday. It is reported that the device works like any other 3D printers, but instead of using plastic to print out its designs, it uses chocolate.

The device had drawn the interest of a number of companies while it was still in its development stages and now, we are going to be able to see it live by the end of the month.

University of Exeter’s Dr. Lian Hao, the person in charge of the project, said that he founded Choc Edge to capitalize on retailers and merchants’ interests.

“We’ve improved and simplified the machine, so now it is really easy to use,” said Dr. Hao. “You just need to melt some chocolate, fill a syringe that is stored in the printer, and get creative printing your chocolate.”

One of those who are interested in the tech is Thornton’s, which is the largest retailer and manufacturer of chocolate goods in the United Kingdom. Dr. Hao said that he was approached by representatives from the company after they unveiled the prototype.

What do you think of this cool device?


via: ChocEdge

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