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.

Platforms & Programs