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Creating Detailed Moulds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kane Dijkman Dec 19, 2012. 6 Replies

We are a small specialist chocolate maker in Melbourne Australia. We specialise in custom moulded chocolates featuring company logos and other designs. To date we have created our moulds by engraving…Continue

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Kane Dijkman replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"Any idea then how the folks Graeme links to can do this so cheaply?"
Dec 19, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"The only way I know of to get the detail you are looking for is to create your molds via injection-molded polycarbonate.  I have never once seen a vacu-formed mold have the detail that a polycarbonate mold can produce."
Dec 19, 2012
Graeme Bulluss replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"Hi Kane,   Alas not.  It's still a mystery.  At the moment we are persisting with vacuum forming.  We've tried a food grade silicone mix which works well but is impractical for volume usage.   The search…"
Dec 18, 2012
Kane Dijkman replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"Graeme, did you ever figure out what they are doing? Care to share if you have?"
Dec 18, 2012
Graeme Bulluss replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"Hi Nat, Thanks for the reply. We had previously thought this may help but no idea how to implement it on our current machinery, and having spoken to a couple of plastics people here in AUS they feel that vacuum forming of any description is not…"
Sep 11, 2010
Nat replied to Graeme Bulluss's discussion Creating Detailed Moulds
"I was just talking to an ag engineer today and he said that it helps to put high pressure on the the non-vacuum side of the mold to get better detail, e.g. with pressurized gas or a liquid. I don't know how this would work practically to keep…"
Sep 11, 2010
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Creating Detailed Moulds

We are a small specialist chocolate maker in Melbourne Australia. We specialise in custom moulded chocolates featuring company logos and other designs. To date we have created our moulds by engraving metal plates (similar to printing plates) and vacuum forming plastic over them. Whilst this method works reasonably well it is impossible to get the detail that some companies that also do this work (mainly in the US) achieve. They are clearly not using vacuum forming for their mould creation,…See More
Sep 10, 2010
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