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Hershey's partners with 3D Systems to work on new 3D printer

Hershey's became the first major food company to throw its weight behind 3D printing.

Published Sat, Jan 18 2014 10:13 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Chocolate maker Hershey's and 3D Systems recently announced a multi-year partnership to use 3D printers to create edible foods in the future. Hershey's is the only major food manufacturer to jump into 3D printing, as the overall cost of printing 3D food is still extremely expensive and remains difficult.

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"We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands," said William Papa, Hershey's VP and Chief Research and Development Officer, in a statement. "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."

3D printer technology is revolutionizing the industry at a rapid pace, and there is massive potential for 3D printed food and edibles down the road.

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NEWS SOURCE:3dsystems.com

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