Chocoholics no longer need to head to the nearest deli or wait for the next batch of groceries to be delivered: Now they can just sit back and press a button to get their fix.
At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, 3D Systems (in partnership with Hershey) is enticing show-goers with demonstrations (watch below) of the CocoJet and ChefJet Pro printers, with the promise that consumers can print and consume chocolate and other edible creations in their own homes.
It’s a tasty concept—one that illustrates why 3D printing is all the rage at CES this week, with dedicated floor space to showcase the cutting edge.[more]
XYZPrinting will be putting a food printer out onto the market later this year that will take uncooked ingredients and turn it into uncooked food, CNET reports.
XYZ, which is owned by Kinpo Electronics, also had the nifty idea of selling 18-inch-tall robots and then allowing consumers to use their 3D printers to create accessories and clothing for them. The company has introduced at this CES larger robots for consumers as well. The hope is that buyers will create teams of robots with their friends that will face off in competition.
3D printing has now been around long enough that a “beginner’s 3D printer” has been launched. The da Vinci Junior will create plastic objects and is being put on the market for $349. It can print objects smaller than 5.9 inches by 5.9 inches.
Also making buzz his week, MakerBot is back and showing new materials to print with, including metal, wood and stone. HP also has a 3D printer coming out next year (with Intel inside).
As GigaOm points out, it isn’t just the big brands of 3D printing, such as MakerBot and 3D Systems, that are turning out printers and gear. Brands to watch at CES include Ultimaker, ROBO, and Airwolf.
If that weren’t enough, Dutch engineer Anouk Wipprecht is showing off another cool use for 3D printing: wearable fashion tech.
Wipprecht’s art concept “Spiderdress” and its moving shoulder parts are at CES with Intel, but it’s not the only high-tech dress on show.
Nervous System’s 3D printed garment adapts to the body which makes it (according to its makers) 4D.
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