A Rock Hill Company May Be Printing Chocolate Soon
By Stephanie Glover, Web Producer/Digital Journalist - email
A Rock Hill based 3D printing business is forging an interesting partnership with a global brand.
Today, 3D Systems announced that it has entered into a multi-year joint development agreement with Hershey to develop innovative opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, including sweet treats. Hershey is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate, sweets and refreshments.
"We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands," said William Papa, Vice President and Chief Research and Development Officer, The Hershey Company. "Whether it's creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future."
The chocolate-equipped printer will fall under the ChefJet line. The partnership merges Hershey’s food manufacturing expertise and 3DS’s expertise on printing technology.
"Mainstreaming 3D printing is fundamental to our success and we are fortunate to partner with Hershey, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and confection to expand the 3D printing experience into delectable edibles, " said Chuck Hull, Chief Technology Officer, 3DS.
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