3D Printers – Now Printing Chocolate

Written by
How a 3D food printer works
Source: Quartz

Have you heard of 3D printers? The newfangled machines have created everything from clothing to guns using a digital model to print layer upon layer of material.

Well, now they’re printing food!

This week on the show, Evan talks to journalist Christopher Mims, who recently wrote a Quartz article about Texas industrial firm Systems & Materials Research Corporation‘s prototype printer. Right now, it only prints chocolate, but its developer, engineer Anjan Contractor, hopes to use it to bake pizza, feed astronauts on Mars, and even fight hunger.