3D printing in chocolate has just gotten sweeter with the new Chocabyte 3D printer, capable of 3D printing in chocolate and for the low price of just $99.
For those who are looking for an affordable alternative to the costly ChefJet, which starts at $5000, this 3D printer may just be what you need to make all of your chocolate dreams come true.
The chocolate cartridges, which need to be put in the microwave before being used in the 3D printer, run $10 for a pack of four, less than the plastic filament “ink” that standard 3D printers require. The whole chocolate-printing process is fairly quick too, taking about 10 minutes to complete.
Chocolate fans can print pretty much any shape they can dream of, by either downloading an image off the Chocabyte database or designing their own. It’s even possible to take a picture and produce a clone, in chocolate. The only catch is the size is limited to a distinctly bite-size 2-inch by 2-inch by 1-inch.
The initial shipment of Chocabyte is limited to 500 models, so you’ll need to act fast to get in on the chocolatey fun. Or you could wait – experts expect that once these models have been made and shipped out, more will be mass-produced worldwide, potentially making 3D printed chocolate less expensive and more available than ever before.
If you’re in the market for your very own 3D printing chocolate machine, Chocabyte is available –while supplies last.