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      Hershey's to make 3-D printer

      Photo: JacQuLyne via Flickr

      (WJLA) - As if Americans don't already have easy enough access to junk food, getting a candy bar could soon be as easy as hitting "print."

      3D Systems (DDD) have announced a deal with Hershey's to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other products, CNN reports.

      Hershey sees it as a great delivery system for its products. In a statement, 3D Systems said making printers that print chocolate is a good way to help the new 3-D printing technology go mainstream.

      3-D printing allows people to print tangible products instead of words on paper. It's usually done by adding raw material - in this case, chocolate - to the printer instead of ink and building the product layer by layer.

      There's no word as to when the device might become available.