The manufacturing behind Easter…

Many of you reading this may be feeling the after effects of over-indulging in chocolate over the weekend – in fact you may still be over-indulging as this goes to post!  But have you ever wondered how all of those billions of chocolate eggs are manufactured?  Here’s how…

It’s a pretty serious business as you can see!  Of course there are more artisan ways of making chocolate eggs as well…

And very soon you may be able to make your very own!  Last week you may have seen the BBC reporting on some cutting-edge scientific research being conducted at the University of Exeter.  Some very clever people there have developed a 3D chocolate printer!

It seems we’re dependent on manufacturing for just about everything, doesn’t it?  :D

As one of the regular bloggers here at Developing Engineers I hope to provide some useful insights for and about young engineers, their career development and engagement with the wider engineering profession.

I’m currently a Research Fellow at The University of Sheffield with interests in manufacturing tribology and metallurgy, having gained an MEng in Mechanical Engineering there in 2009. In addition to being an Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers I currently support the new multi-institution organisation UK Tribology, in developing their website and social media activities.

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  1. Kayleigh says:

    mmmmm chocolate :D

    I love seeing the manufacturing of anything, even better when it’s my favourite thing in the world :D Thanks for sharing the videos Rob!