The Hershey Company will showcase the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in the world at a confectioners’ conference in Chicago this week.
The chocolate company debuted the printer, built in partnership with South Carolina-based 3D Systems, last year at its Pennsylvania headquarters. The mechanism can form intricate designs that would not be possible with traditional molding techniques.
“There’s a lot of opportunity for us to make that exactly the way you want it,” Hershey senior marketing manager Jeff Mundt told the Chicago Tribune. “Consumers want their things custom.”
Finally! A practical use for 3D printer technology!