3D Printing Never Tasted So Good
Last month, 3D Systems unveiled their project with the Hershey Company – the CocoJet. The 3D printer uses dark, milk or white chocolate instead of the inedible, plastic filament used on a typical 3D printing machine. Check out the CocoJet in action below!
Although the CocoJet is not slated for a commercial release, 3D Systems’ ChefJet is anticipated to arrive at tech-savvy kitchens and high-end confectioneries in a few months. The ChefJet will come in two versions, both will be using food-grade sugar-based filaments to create edible designs. The ChefJet 3D will be a countertop sized printer that can put out monochromatic sweets. The Pro version will be larger and offer full-color printing for more intricate compositions.
Culinary 3D printing can reshape the way bakers and consumers eat their foods. It will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of bakers, pastry chefs and restaurateurs. With these food-grade 3D printers, 3D Systems hopes to provide the food industry with a new way to make cake toppers and other tasty sculptures.