A Chocolate 3D Printer?  Happy Chocolate Week!

A chocolate 3D printer? Finally, a yummy use of this technology.

Celebrate the world of fine chocolates this October with some amazing creations straight from your imagination.

Until recently, 3D printers were not designed with edible products in mind and were not considered to be "food safe", but no one can stop the process of innovation! All of us "sweeties" rejoiced when researchers announced the arrival of chocolate 3D printing.

Gone are the days of crude designs, with large, visible layers typical of FFF / FDM 3D printers.

Welcome in the amazing creations from the La Miam Factory in Belgium. Using their cutting edge chocolate technology, they are able to create stunning and intricate designs.

Many of their creations would be almost impossible to make using traditional methods. Imagine the statement you could make at your business event or wedding with one of these as a centre piece. What makes it even more special, it is all deliciously edible! You could include your own design of chocolate in a goody bag to your guests.

Even better is that Le Miam Factory will come to your event, demonstrate their process and present some of their superb designs. Beware - some of your guests may think they have died and gone to heaven!

In a world increasingly demanding more personalisation, the possibilities are endless. Beautiful works of art, flowers and shapes could be made in chocolate. You could have yourself scanned and built in chocolate - well maybe that is slightly macabre as you begin to eat your own body parts!

For those passionate about chocolate, technology and creativity, these 3D printers are just what you have been looking for. They will set you back a few thousand pounds, but if you are really enthusiastic, why not build your own chocolate 3D printer?

Happy Chocolate Week, everybody.