3D Printing Custom Chocolates with Personalized Designs
(Piq Chocolates) Piq Chocolates in Austin is offering 3D Printed, customized chocolates. Customers can submit their idea and design to Piq Chocolates and the company will source the chocolate and create the chocolate confection with design on 3D printers.
“My quest for custom shaped chocolate began when I was an undergraduate at MIT, when I had the strange idea to create a pure chocolate working grandfather’s clock.” says company’s founder Levi Lalla. “School work and a limited budget did not let this project get much further than the conceptual phase, but the idea always stuck with me. After working at a small engineering services company for a few years prototyping various products, I found myself coming back to this idea of personalized and custom shaped chocolates, so after a few months of prototyping a chocolate 3d printer piq Chocolates was started in January 2013. I often get asked, ‘How did you go from prototyping electro-mechanical systems to starting a chocolate company?’ They may seem different, but they actually have a lot in common.”