Sunday, May 23, 2010

Your face in CHOCOLATE!

I've been doing some work with chocolate, and the results are looking pretty tasty!

Me, John (tongue out), and Matt.

These were done on the Mantis 9 in dark chocolate at 30 inches/min.  It takes about 2-3 minutes to do an entire face.


  1. I don't know if this is an issue for you but I've often thought that you could have great repeatability and avoid expensive anti-backslash rods by keeping the sliding part under tension in one direction; for instance attaching a string to the moving part, threading it off to one side and hanging a weight of it. Not pretty but pretty effective I would think.

  2. OK, how'd you model your faces?
    Scanning technology? Plaster cast then probe?

  3. Great Build. What is the drilling depth of the machine. The max thickness that can be machined? What materials have been tested, can it machine wood or medium to hard plastics? Very interested in building this. Again great job man!

  4. Great work!

    Do you have any photos of finished PCB's with this mill? What kind of quality/resolution can you achieve? Good enough for SOICS?



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