Loving chocolates comes naturally, so candy Mustangs this Valentine’s Day sounds good already. Ford Motor Company today revealed all-new miniature chocolate and peppermint candy Mustangs made with a 3D printer. It’s a first from Ford, and you can snack on it.
“3D printing is one of the hottest buzzwords in the news today and it’s great to see more consumers learning about the technology and its applications,” said Paul Susalla, Ford supervisor of 3D printing. “We wanted to create something fun to show that while 3D printing made these edible Mustangs, manufacturing-level 3D printing was used in the development of Ford’s all-new sports car.”
Ford teamed up with 3D Systems and its edible branch, The Sugar Lab, in Los Angeles. Treats also include 3D-printed sugar candies in white peppermint and sour apple flavours.
The process started with a CAD model of an all-new Mustang from the Ford design studios. 3D Systems programmed the digital version into its new printers to create edible treats. A few hours of labour resulted in a 4-inch-long, 2-inch-tall Mustang-shaped confectionary.
“Ford Mustang and chocolate is a recipe for success,” said Mark Bentley, Ford product licensing manager. “It is so exciting to see how these technologies enable a new way of telling a brand story.”