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3D printing cakes and chocolates

Phaedrus Jan 8, 2014 07:21 AM

So here is where my daily job intrudes into my Chowhound habit. 3D printers are all the rage in manufacutring, there are even ongoing projects on creating human body parts with 3D printers. But this is really pretty cool and opening up the possibilities for bakers and chocolates makers.

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-2....

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  1. sandiasingh RE: Phaedrus Jan 9, 2014 06:34 AM

    No thanks. I'll stick to using my very own hands.

    1. babette feasts RE: Phaedrus Jan 9, 2014 04:46 PM

      It sounds like only certain materials can be used with the printer. I would be much more excited if I could use real chocolate and keep it in temper rather than their chocolate flavored printing medium. Maybe someday.

      I have thought that the 3D printer could be a good way to make custom chocolate molds. Any idea if the plastic used is food safe?

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        Phaedrus RE: babette feasts Jan 9, 2014 06:50 PM

        Don't know about the material, but I keep track of new technology for my job and the 3D printing technology is in the super fast track in terms of development. Chances are there will be something new every week.

      2. Phaedrus RE: Phaedrus Jan 14, 2014 07:11 AM

        http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/t...

        Here is a photo of what is possible.

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          thimes RE: Phaedrus Jan 14, 2014 08:04 AM

          just another photo - this seems more interesting with photos to me . . ..

          photo taken from
          http://www.joepastry.com/2014/chocola...

           
        2. Phaedrus RE: Phaedrus Jan 14, 2014 12:23 PM

          http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014...

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