Hershey’s Cocojet has expanded 3D chocolate printing to a whole new level.
The Cocojet is capable of building intricate designs, all with sweet chocolate.
According to Jeff Mundt, Hershey’s tech marketing exec, the Cocojet is capable of doing pretty much anything an average 3D printer working in plastic can do.
“We can print anything that you could print with a plastic printer in chocolate. It looks very similar to a standard 3D Systems printer but it’s heavily modified,” Mundt told TechCrunch.
Right now, the Cocojet is touring the United States expo circuit to show what the chocolate of the future may look like.
Eventually, Hershey hopes the Cocojet will help the chocolate company be the leaders in personalized chocolate design.
“We are now using 3D technology to bring Hershey goodness to consumers in unanticipated and exciting ways. 3D printing gives consumers nearly endless possibilities for personalizing their chocolate, and we look forward to continued development of this amazing technology,” Will Papa, the Chief Research and Development Officer for Hershey said about 3D printer that may well transform how we eat and gift chocolate in the future.
For now though, the Cocojet is offering a chance for expo goers to learn about 3D printing and create their own sweet designs and get a taste of what 3D printing can do.