Can we please have a 3D chocolate printer now?

8 July 2011

Chocolate. What a wonderful, wonderful thing it is. With its propensity for giving you Type 2 Diabetes, you could argue that chocolate is the most noble form of suicide. However, the problem with chocolate is that it is all a bit uniform. It all kinda looks the same. Personalised chocolate has got as far as Thornton's writing stupid messages on it.

But not for long! Retailers will no doubt be thrilled at the development of a new printer which produces 3D chocolate. If it takes off, it'll give us plebs the opportunity to design and create our own products. While there may be thousands of possibilities, we're betting that most people design crude appendages mostly.

Lead researcher on the machine, Dr Liang Hao, says: "What makes this technology special is that users will be able to design and make their own products. From reproducing the shape of a child’s favourite toy to a friend’s face, the possibilities are endless and only limited by our creativity."

The project is funded as part of the Research Council UK Cross-Research Council Digital Economy Programme and is managed by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). We should mention that because they're the bores who will eventually liven up our drab, sorry lives.



  • ShtMunky
    I don't understand, the video just showed the same clip of the machine moving over and over, and didn't show it working. Therefore, to me it doesn't seem that much different to regular 3D printers
  • Mike
    Yes appendages are usually the first to be modelled. Nikon reckon 38% of all first photos taken with a new digital camera are of appendages.
  • TechloJoy
    They don't discuss the techolology in enough detail. I want to understand the techolology more.
  • The B.
    Non job really, now creating solar cells using an ink jet printer, that's a different matter:
  • Cer
    I think they need a bigger monitor.. get the researcher and eye test for fuck sake..
  • Cer
    1:41... micro nap.
  • Jim i.
    "Chocalate" - Nice spelling
  • Roseanna E.
    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been doing a little research on this. And he actually ordered me lunch simply because I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your web page.
  • samsung c.
    You could definitely see your enthusiasm in the article you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren't afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

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