3D printing has never tasted so sweet. CNN reports that Hershey’s is teaming up with 3D Systems to make a 3D printer that can make chocolates and other sweets that you can custom-design right in your home. This means that, provided you have enough raw chocolate on hand, you can finally fulfill your dream of creating a giant chocolate replica of Michelangelo’s David, Rodin’s Thinker and other famous sculptures… or you can just pop out a ton of Hershey’s Kisses and eat them. A Hershey’s representative tells CNN that the company wants to “embrace new technologies such as 3-D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future.” No release date or pricing information for this incredible product have yet been announced.
3D printing is reshaping industries, especially manufacturing, as companies look to cut costs and make their own parts. Boeing has said it is using 3D printing to create more than 20,000 airplane components, and hopes to make wings one day using 3D printers. Stratasys is at the forefront of the industry, and it’s only poised to get bigger. More →