Feb.14, 2014

Fall in love with chocolate and candy Mustangs this Valentine's Day. To celebrate, Ford Motor Company today revealed all-new miniature chocolate and peppermint candy Mustangs made with a 3D printer.

Ford is teaming with 3D Systems' Sugar Lab in LA to produce first-ever miniature 3D-printed chocolate, sugar candy and plastic toy Mustangs, hoping the sweetest ride in America tastes as sweet in edible form.

This is the first time Ford has 3D-printed a miniature vehicle model that you can snack on.

"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."

The process kicked off with a CAD model of the 2015 Mustang. 3D Systems programmed the digital version of the pony car into its new printers designed to create edible treats. After only a few hours, a 4-inch-long, 2-inch-tall Mustang-shaped confection emerged.

The chocolate ponycars were made in a limited quantity for a one-time-only Valentine's Day celebration, but Ford is in talks to potentially license the application. So it would be possible for you to buy some for your sweetheart.

Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts for design study vehicles. Interior components such as air vents, engine parts like cylinder heads and engine blocks, exterior parts including the fascia and grille, taillights and hood vents were all printed in 3D during the 2015 Mustang design process.

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Jason wrote at 2/14/2014 6:27:03 PM:

Is Ford providing the .stl file for everyone to make one?

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