The Dutch design studio Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp has recently presented Xoco, a chocolate 3D printer. This is a very interesting development in the field of 3D printers, first because of its use of a food like chocolate and secondly because they have taken care of all the printer’s details and customization system of each design, making it a unique and special experience.
The printer prints all types of personalized pieces on a small scale in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. It is a tabletop machine equipped with a glass dome and a multicolor LED light. It has a sleek and modern presence and the printing process also becomes a true spectacle, able to delight both culinary professionals and amateurs, as well as chocoholics.
Through a mobile application, the user chooses their design which the printer receives to start the manufacturing process. The dome is closed, the base is heated and chocolate is injected as the base rotates to get the desired model. Once the design is finished and the chocolate has cooled, it is then possible to enjoy the personalized chocolate piece.
The first version of this equipment has been used to accompany the expansion of a technology firm in Asia.