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TronMec

The Solid Chocolate Company outsourced the task of designing a truly Solid Chocolate Egg to TronMec using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

About TronMec

With extensive knowledge of Electro-Mechanical Design and modern methods of Manufacturing, TronMec is able to supply high quality products from simple moulded mechanical components, to complex electronic assemblies on time and at competitive rates. TronMec Engineers pride themselves on working closely with their customers to ensure that all their requirements are met to a high standard and on time.

Challenge

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.

Solution

Using SOLIDWORKS, TronMec 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.

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.

Results

  • SOLIDWORKS handles every job with ease
  • SOLIDWORKS evaluation tools ensure products designed are ready for manufacture
  • Solid Solutions TV helps to keep update with all features

Company:
TronMec

URL
www.tronmec.com

Industry
Consumer Products

Location
Chichester, West Sussex

Products Used
SOLIDWORKS CAD

Previous CAD
AutoCAD

SOLIDWORKS handles every job we do with ease and is pleasure to use. We are confident that all products we design are ready for manufacture with the help of the evaluation tools SOLIDWORKS has to offer. Solid Solutions TV is an added bonus keeping us up to date with all features.
Colin Greig - Managing Director
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