Hershey's 3-D printer: dream it, print it, eat it
January 16th, 2014
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Because apparently Americans don't have easy enough access to junk food, soon getting a candy bar could be as easy as hitting "print."

3D Systems announced a deal with Hershey's Thursday to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other edible products.

In a statement, 3D Systems said making printers that print chocolate is a good way to help the relatively new technology go mainstream. Hershey sees it as a great delivery system for its products.

"Whether it's creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3-D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future," said William Papa, head of research and development at Hershey, in a statement.

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  1. Michael

    Awesome! I know what my wife is getting for valentines day!

    February 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  2. Thinking things through

    Since the 3-D printer isn't going to be cheap to begin with, i'm hoping they have a fine selection of premium dark chocolate to work with in addition to the Hershey's.

    January 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  3. Little timmie

    Ah. More creativity up the Hershey highway.

    January 17, 2014 at 9:51 am | Reply

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