3D Systems showcased the CocoJet, a chocolate 3D printer developed in collaboration with The Hershey Company, at the 2015 International CES expo, which took place from 6-9 January 2015.
The 3D printer is ideal for the baker or chocolatier. The CocoJet prints custom designs in dark, milk or white chocolate. CocoJet is the latest result of 3D Systems’ partnership with The Hershey Company. It debuted at the 3D Chocolate Candy printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World on December 19, 2014, as the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in operation. The collaboration explores ways to incorporate 3D chocolate printing into Hershey’s Chocolate World live experience and provides valuable market research on the consumer applications for chocolate 3D printing. The company intends to share its commercial plans for this class of chocolate 3D printers at a later date.
Chuck Hull, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, 3D Systems said, ‘Our partnership with Hershey allows us to create unique, exciting and personalised edible experiences. Our preview of CocoJet at CES showcases the power and possibilities of 3D printing, and extends our experience and innovation in culinary 3D printing.’
‘We are now using 3D technology to bring Hershey goodness to consumers in unanticipated and exciting ways,’ said Will Papa, Chief Research and Development Officer, The Hershey Company. ‘3D printing gives consumers nearly endless possibilities for personalising their chocolate, and we look forward to continued development of this amazing technology.’