The 'XOCO' 3D Printer Uses Chocolate as Ink

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 24, 2016
References: design-milk
'XOCO' is the name of an inventive 3D printer from the Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp design studio, which uses chocolate in place of traditional printing filaments or inks.

Using the 3D printing machine begins with an app, in which a user is able to model a sculptural chocolate design to be executed by the machine. The printing unit itself takes the form of a system that sits under an artful glass cloche.

The XOCO is a perfect example of how app-connected devices and 3D food printers may be introduced to creative at-home chefs and hobbyists who are interested in the future of food creation. It's also conceivable that this artful device could be a showpiece itself in restaurant settings, capable of creating bespoke desserts before the eyes of onlookers.