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3D Printed Chocolates Make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

| 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, News | February 13, 2013

3D Printed Chocolates

Are 3D printed chocolates the perfect gift?

What do most men give their significant other on celebrate Valentines Day? Chocolates, right? That seems a bit boring and run of the mill. How about 3D printed chocolate heads that feature the her face.

Sounds crazy and impossible. But that’s exactly what attendees at a recent workshop in Tokyo Japan got to create.

The event was the brainchild of 3D printing company KS Design Lab and FabCafe and gave romantic couples the opportunity to create 20 chocolate heads with the women’s faces.

So how was this done? Easy, first the women were 3D scanned and the data was used to create a 3D image of their face that was sent to the 3D printer.

Rather than printing in chocolate, which would be messy, the 3D printer prints in silicone to create a mold that matches the 3D face scan. Molten chocolate is then poured into the silicone mold and allowed to cool and harden.

Once set the chocolate heads are removed from the molds and packaged with bows and love-hearts. Judging by the photos the faces were remarkably life-like and it must have been fun to bite into your own face.

Here’s a BBC report that shows what the women had to endure for their love.

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