Sweet Ride: Ford Teams Up With 3D Systems to 3D Print Chocolate Mustangs


Chocolate lovers and car enthusiasts brace yourselves, Ford and 3D Systems have just teamed up to create a limited edition Ford Mustang – 3D printed in chocolate, of course.

Ford and 3D Systems’ Sugar Lab in LA have created the perfect combination of sugary and futuristic 3D printed chocolate versions on the new 2015 Ford Mustang.

While 3D printed chocolate and Ford may seem like an odd match, Ford says that they did it to show that they used the latest technology in developing their latest Mustang.

“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,” explains Paul Susalla, Ford’s supervisor of 3D printing.

The all-new 2015 Mustang will be available in the United States in the fall of 2014.

During the development of the 2015 Mustang, Ford used 3D printing in a number of prototype components, including engine parts and exterior parts such as the grill, taillights, and hood vents. This new chocolatey version demonstrates the concept of creating components and designing vehicles with 3D printing technology.

“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.”