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The CAD System that Laid "The Solid Egg"

Monday February 3, 2014 at 3:36pm
The CAD System that Laid
Having been frequently disappointed by the lack of chocolate in often overpriced Easter eggs, the Solid Chocolate Company recently set themselves the challenge of creating a truly solid chocolate egg.
 
After a series of in-house trials it soon became apparent that 3D CAD software was necessary to design both the mouldable pieces and the mould tool itself, the Solid Chocolate Company chose to outsource the task to Solid Solutions’ customers TronMec Ltd thanks to their extensive knowledge of the SOLIDWORKS software . 
SOLIDWORKS Chocolate Egg
Using SOLIDWORKS, the Sussex based Electro-Mechanical Engineering company, TronMec Ltd designed a 14cm high egg which was divided into 42 segments of pure Belgian chocolate over seven carefully angled layers which allowed for a suitable draft for moulding whilst not reducing the chocolate content or leaving any voids, ensuring a truly solid chocolate egg.
SOLIDWORKS Chocolate Egg Split
SOLIDWORKS Chocolate Egg Draft
Having created the chocolate pieces within the software, TronMec Ltd were able to use the Cavity feature to create the ‘ice cube’ style chocolate mould with each tray moulding half an egg with each piece of Belgian Chocolate falling out with ease. Once the chocolate is set the egg is then fully assembled ready for distribution.
SOLIDWORKS Chocolate Egg Tray
The Solid Chocolate Company Solid Eggs, designed by TronMec Ltd, using SOLIDWORKS, will be ready for this Easter and can be ordered now.
 
 
If you cannot wait to get your hands on a Solid Chocolate Company egg TronMec Ltd have the pleasure of getting some early and will be raffling them off on their stand E101 at the Southern Manufacturing show on 12th & 13th February 2014 in Farnborough, Hampshire. 
SOLIDWORKS Chocolate Egg Render
by Colin Greig

Tron Mec
TronMec Ltd
5 Temple Bar Business Park
Strettington, Chichester
West Sussex, PO18 0TU
 

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