A UK-based company has developed a 3D printer that can make chocolate replicas of human faces.
Lead scientist Dr Liang Hao, from the University of Exeter, founded the Choc Edge company to develop what is claimed to be the "world's first 3D chocolate printer".The printer enables users to build any 3D shape out of chocolate - including their own face.
3D print chocolate replicas of your face
Users can refill the printing head with fresh tempered or decorative chocolates conveniently. A full filled printing head can continuously print chocolates or decoration patterns for 15-30 minutes, the company said. The machine is designed to print chocolate line tracks that range from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm, this is much finer than any current manual piping technique, it said.
The printer can print layers of chocolate onto any flat surface including cakes and biscuits to create different shapes, designs and logos. The fully assembled printer is available for delivery worldwide.