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Sweet! 3D Printing In Chocolate Brings Mass Customization to the Candy Store

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Images credit EPSRC 3D printing of food isn't new; we showed a fabber that you can build to print in sugar four years ago. But chocolate evidently has its own special issues; according to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) , Chocolate is not an easy material to work with because it requires accurate heating and cooling cycles. These variables then have to be integrated with the correct flow rates for the 3D printing process. Researchers overcame these difficulties with the development of new temperature and heating control systems. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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