The Cocoa Press 3D Printer Prints In Edible Chocolate: 3D Deliciousness

With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.

The Cocoa Press is a 3D printer that prints like any other extrusion 3D printer but was designed specifically for printing with chocolate. The unit melts all the chocolate in its hopper to just below body temperature, then uses that liquid chocolate to print objects layer by layer, allowing the chocolate time to cool and solidify as it builds.

Chocolate objects up to 140 x 150 x 150mm (roughly 6″ square) can be created, with print times ranging from five minutes to two hours for larger, more complicated prints. And the best thing about printing in chocolate? Even if the print fails, it’s still going just as delicious. You know — because it’s chocolate.

The printer is available now for $1,499 (plus $199 in 3D printed parts, or you can print your own). Printing cores are available in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate for $49, which includes ten 65g cylinders. Will I snack on unmelted cores while waiting for a print to finish? I’d be lying if I said anything but “There’s no question.”

[via TechEBlog]

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With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.