New Dimensions

New Dimensions

This 3D Printer Sells for $4,000 and Prints Chocolate Instead of Plastic


A new company reminds us that as far as the 3D printing revolution goes, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. U.K.-based Choc Edge Ltd. has developed a 3D printer, the Choc Creator, that prints in chocolate, not plastic. The demo video is typical for the 3D printing aesthetic, a whirring machine arm precisely squeezing out lines of chocolate stacked like lines of code. Robot porn more than chocolate porn, you might say.

But there’s a world of Wonka-esque possibility here, and it starts with chocolate dicks┬ápersonalized chocolate Easter eggs, and ends with, oh, say, Lady Gaga wearing a chocolate dress to the Grammys in 2050. You can even fill the printer with different types of chocolate. Read More