Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities that even the most ingenious inventors of yore could only ever dream of. Up until now, food production has eluded 3D printers, but that’s about to change.
Multi-dimension printing pioneers 3D Systems debuted their latest brainchild this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Known for their unique 3D creations, they’ve cracked the printing code and have broken all baking rules with their machine that actually prints sugar shapes and chocolate.
Their 3D food printers come in two models; the ChefJet, which makes monochromatic treats, and ChefJet Pro, allowing more seasoned confectioners to print in color and even mix and match a variety of flavors.
A real-life Willy Wonka invention, the idea came from the husband and wife duo who made up the LA-based company Sugar Lab. Now in the capable hands of the daring 3D Systems designers, these printers will be available for purchase at the end of 2014. The price won’t be as sweet, though. The ChefJet will set buyers back about $5,000, and its highfalutin Pro model will be nearly double that.