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Nestle's “Chocnology” In 3D

Dec 17, 2013 10:39 AM EST

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NATIVE VML celebrated the announcement of Android KitKat with Chocnology last month. It is an exhibition of 3D-printed sculptures made entirely out of chocolate to celebrate the ideology of Nestle. Ten talented local artists were recruited to design the edible artworks using Android KitKat as their inspiration. The idea of creating chocolate artwork was possible through the use of innovative technology, that is combining two different words together, Chocolate and Technology-says Kevin Corlett, Business Executive Manager, Chocolates at Nestle.

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Nestle even chose to evolve its 3D as a decision for Nespresso. Christian Jarisch, an engineer with Nestlé Nespresso's R&D department in Lausanne, explains the decision: "We were the first company in Switzerland to have a machine like this. We wanted to build our models quickly and easily, and we chose a Dimension 3D printer because it met all our expectations and lay within the price range we had set for ourselves." “We wanted to build our models quickly and easily, and we chose a Dimension 3D printer because it met all our expectations and lay within the price range we had set for ourselves,” stated Christian Jarisch R&D Engineer, Nestle Nespresso.

Companies like Motorola are looking even more towards the future with recently introducing 3D printing to its modular phone, Ara. The company’s MAKEwithMOTO team had been on the road the past six months with a truck called Sticky. The team has been working hard on conducting “make-a-thons” across the United States using hackable Motorola smartphones. High end 3D printing equipment were also used. The phone is currently being designed for the global mass market. 3D has a lot of capabilities but the evolution in maturity still is a ways to go.

Android is the OS that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Last month Nestlé South Africa launched the world's first 3D-printed exhibition, Chocnology, at the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg's Maboneng. Google states "Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everyone finds chocolate so tempting, we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favourite chocolate treats, the KitKat®!" 

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