Similar to 3D printers used in prototyping that use layers of resin, this printer uses chocolate instead. The result is precise edible designs made of Chocolate!!!
Obviously retailers would love to buy these and make all sorts of custom chocolates. Think of the possibilities! forget simple designs and words, how about faces, animals, places etc.
here are a few pics of the initial chocolates made from this printer
Read the story on BBC News here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14030720
for more information on 3D printers, this is an interesting writeup on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
This is similar to a story that came out a few months ago, but in that case the “3d printer” was more of a chocolate cnc machine, carving the chocolate from a slab. you can read the story here: http://thefutureis3d.com/node/85