A bit too late for Easter but the chocolate 3D printer developed by UK scientists last year is not a prototype anymore and will go on sale at the end of April.
Printing chocolate helps to reach a broader audience
Lead scientist Dr Liang Hao, from the University of Exeter explains in the video below why they’ve chosen to develope a chocolate 3D printer. They believe 3D printing will be the future manufacturing technology for plastics and metals but because they want more people to know about 3D printing they’ve chosen to create a chocolate 3D printer. Chocolate is just more appealing to a broader audience.
Choc Creator by Choc Edge
The name of the chocolate 3D printer will be Choc Creator and the company that produces the Choc Creator is named Choc Edge Limited. Choc Edge was incorporated as a spin-off company from the University of Exeter. Dr Liang Hao says he founded Choc Edge to commercialise the device after interest from retailers.
Cost and usability of 3d printing chocolate
The Choc Creator is to be a simple, yet versatile desktop 3D chocolate printer. It utilizes an easy-to-use syringe based chocolate deposition head which allows users to rapidly install and remove syringe head units. You can already buy one for just £2,488 (pre-order price). Interested? Visit Chocedge.com.