Chocolate Printer on the Market

3D printing of chocolate just made technical sense.

By Travis Andrews
|  Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 7:50 AM PDT
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Chocolate Printer on the Market

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter invented the chocolate printer. It will go on sale at the end of April 2012.

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Easter: the one day a year you don't have to abashedly hide the fact that eating a giant chocolate-shaped animal for breakfast is delightful. And this Easter, you can follow that gluttonous breakfast by purchasing a printer that will allow you to create giant chocolate-shaped animals ... or any chocolates ... whenever you want.

As 3D printing becomes a greater reality, the variety of potential material grows. And chocolate was found to be one of those materials.

Well, that very 3D chocolate printer, which just a few months ago seemed like a distant dream, will soon be available for purchase. The scientists at University of Exeter, who invented the chocolate printer, hope to have it on sale by the end of this month.

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

Well, Dr. Hao, you can count me in.

Via BBC News

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