Machining Chocolate

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Machining Chocolate

Postby Rcnewcomb » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:01 pm

She definitely has to watch the feedrates. The melting point of chocolate is between 86°F (30°C) and 90°F (32°C).

46 second video: Trying to cut chocolate with a milling-machine
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby Leo » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:48 pm

That is WAY cool.
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby mark-s » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:55 pm

Saw a video not long ago some guy printing with chocolate using a 3d printer.
Pretty crazy.
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby PaulRowntree » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:36 pm

Sweet!
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby highpockets » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:12 am

And you can eat your mistakes. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby Rcnewcomb » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:42 am

Dinara Kasko uses a number of different 3D design programs for her creations. This Pastry Chef Creates Fascinating Geometric Cakes Using 3D Printing

We've got to see what Beki and the others back at Vectric labs come up with for a similarly tasty project of the month.


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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby laflippin » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:45 am

I wonder if she chilled that block of chocolate in a freezer before she milled it...
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby tomgardiner » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:25 am

The real question is what is the proper chocolate chip load?
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby WNC_Ed » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:19 am

Now that is a project that I can sink my teeth in.
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby scottp55 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm

I'm afraid I'd have 100% failure rate and have to dispose of the evidence.
Wonder if Rubbermaid makes a cyclone so I could dispose of the hazardous waste properly.
Hmm Randall.........What's the Moo's hardness of frozen Milk Chocolate?
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby jerry carney » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:08 pm

I have often thought of machining chocalate and am going to pursue doing it , I want to do it as christmas gifts. Nice 3-d stuff with script. Will definitly freeze it before carving Jerry
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby RebeccaJ » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:00 pm

Wow that is a tasty project right there! How do they hold the chocolate down??
Sorry Randall I think I wouldn't get very far with a project like this, the chocolate would be gone before I'd save the toolpaths out! haha :P :D
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby SteveNelson46 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:04 pm

It seems to me that milling a mold an would be more practical.
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby Rcnewcomb » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:12 pm

It seems to me that milling a mold an would be more practical.

She creates silicone molds for repeatable items.
She is also using 3D printing for some items.
Her background is in architecture.
Here is a TED talk where she describes her processes.
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Re: Machining Chocolate

Postby SteveNelson46 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:34 pm

It is a pretty clever process.
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