In what high-tech capacity are researchers in England using melted chocolate?


by / July 6, 2011
Close-up of Chocolate --- Image by Royalty-Free/Corbis � Royalty-Free/Corbis

Answer: 3-D printing.

According to MSNBC, "Using new digital technology, a printer designed by researchers in England allows you to create your own designs on a computer and reproduce them physically in three dimensional form in chocolate. Building the chocolates up layer by layer, the 3-D printer uses special software that navigates the precise heating and cooling cycles needed to produce intricate cocoa sculptures." 

If you had a chocolate printer what would you create? 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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