Hao Liang, the original inventor of 3D chocolate printer, in 2013, he and his wife Zheng Yanjun returned to Han, established Wuhan Qiaoyi Technology Co., Ltd., and developed a 3D chocolate printer.
Hao Liang, born in 1972, graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is a professor of engineering and manufacturing at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. After graduation, he taught engineering and manufacturing at the University of Exeter in the UK, mainly engaged in research in the field of additive manufacturing. And teaching.
Since 2007, Hao Liang has started research and market development in chocolate 3D printing in the UK. After five years, the first machine was successfully developed. This is the world's first 3D chocolate printer, which triggered many media reports.
"I didn't expect the market to be so big. We were not ready at the time, but we felt that we should not waste this opportunity, so we set up the company to start market development." Hao Liang said.
Hao Liang said that in terms of chocolate, Hao Liang has made a lot of effort, because in the printing process, not only should the modeling be formed, but also the good taste of the chocolate. Hao Liang and his wife bought a few hundred pounds of chocolate for testing, and finally selected a Belgian chocolate as a raw material.
At the end of 2012, he applied to participate in the Wuhan 351 Overseas Entrepreneurship Program and decided to return to Han, and brought this technological achievement back to Wuhan.
With the strong support of the government, it has a generous start-up capital and a good working environment, so that Hao Liang, who is abroad for many years, is very happy.
After returning, Hao Liang did not interrupt the research career. He developed the second generation chocolate 3D printer ChocCreator 2.0. As an upgraded version, Choc Creator 2.0 uses chocolate as the “ink” to quickly and accurately print custom patterns or Models, such as a butterfly-patterned chocolate, print in just 5 minutes.
After discussing with a number of companies, Hao Liang decided to adopt the mode of membership joining as a step for further development of the company. “Because this form has a low threshold, individuals and businesses can own a 3D chocolate printing factory, which is required for printing in this factory. Equipment is provided by us, such as printers, thermometers, needles, nozzles and raw materials," Hao Liang said with a smile.
Since returning to China, they have signed contracts with 7 dealers and agents. The cooperation methods are also diverse. They have jointly developed 3D printing courses with vocational schools, provided training and teaching materials to teachers, and also reached cooperation with brand chocolate merchants. product.
Regarding plans for the future, Hao Liang said that the company is further committed to building a 3D chocolate print model and style platform to provide better service to customers.