A CUSTOM CHOCOLATE BAR MOLD WITH MAYKU FORMBOX AND VACUUM FORMING 

Would you say that Mayku FormBox can also be an excellent “chef”?

We have known chocolate for many years. Few people don’t like it, but most people drool at the thought of it. Some time ago, manufacturers began to add different flavors and prepare different mixtures. Recently what is changing is the actual form of the bars, which is achieved with different modeling methods. We also eat with our eyes, do you agree?

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Mayku Formbox

At this point, Mayku FormBox could help us. Now, we could create unique chocolate molds by modeling and vacuum forming. How to get a very special shape that will arouse the palate just by looking at it?

  • 1. SKETCHING THE SHAPE OF A CHOCOLATE

  • 2. CREATING A 3D MODEL OF CHOCOLATE IN 3D PROGRAM

  • 3. PRINTING THE 3D MODEL

  • 4. CREATING A MOLD WITH MAYKU FORMBOX VACUUM FORMING

  • 5. MAKE AND ENJOY THE CUSTOM-MADE CHOCOLATE BARS!

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1. SKETCHING THE SHAPE OF A CHOCOLATE

Show your creativity right away, the limit is just imagination. Mayku FormBox allows you to make anything. It’s best to plot the actual size of the chocolate, but definitely don’t be afraid to try different designs. In our case, Elise Epices from Arts Gourmands in Paris designed an interesting chocolate model – a map of a part of the city of Paris.

Chocolate bar design.

2. CREATING A 3D MODEL OF CHOCOLATE IN 3D PROGRAM

Firstly, it is necessary to make a 3D model design a chocolate mold, and then print it with a 3D printer. The actual size is recommended, but if the desire is larger, the thickness of the chocolate model is simply increased.

Creating a 3D model of chocolate in 3D program.

When the basic shape is ready, the “chocolate city” is printed with a 3D printer. In our case, the city streets are printed upwards of about 4 mm, which corresponds to 50% of the total thickness of the chocolate bar.

If you want to create a unique mold for chocolate bars, you can even add your own logo. Mayku FormBox is capable of capturing the details as fine as sand.

3. PRINTING THE 3D MODEL

There are some basic requirements for 3D printing of vacuum forming. If you are using an FFF 3D printer to make templates, you need to reduce the layer height, increase the wall thickness, and use a heat-resistant material. These guidelines will help you make a quality reusable template.

Printed 3D model of chocolate bar.

However, using a resin 3D printer (SLA 3D printer) is the best choice if you want to get a perfectly smooth and detailed surface.

4. CREATING A MOLD WITH MAYKU FORMBOX VACUUM FORMING

When making your own chocolate molds, we recommend the use of 1 mm thick Clear Sheets. With this transparent material, you will be able to create durable molds that are easy to use and clean.

3D printed chocolate bar model in Mayku FormBox.
3D printed chocolate bar models in Mayku FormBox.

5. MAKE AND ENJOY THE CUSTOM-MADE CHOCOLATE BARS!

With Mayku FormBox, we have now managed to make a unique chocolate mold. All you have to do is fill it with your favorite chocolate and enjoy it.

Custom Chocolate Bar Mold with Mayku FormBox and Vacuum Forming.