Chocolate Printing in Voxelizer

This workflow in Voxelizer software is for performing 2D and 2,5D drawings from chocolate, ceramics, and other types of paste using .DXF files as default.

First of all, change the workflow to Chocolate/Ceramics. Now, import your .DXF file into Voxelizer software. You can do it simply with a drag and drop, or click File > Import > Vector data (.dxf).

Watch out, since the software will move you to the milling workflow after the import and you need to change it to Chocolate/Ceramics once again!

This workflow is divided into two sub-menus 2D extrusion settings and Edit mode. Edit mode we have already covered in 2D milling as it the same, so let’s go into 2D extrusion settings

Filament Diameter - This parameter normally describes filament diameter, however in this workflow it can be adjusted to much higher values, depending on the consistency of the paste. Don't be afraid to experiment with high values if your mixture is thick.

Layer Count - Determines the number of layers that will be stacked upon each other. This enables you to build your DXF files upwards. Here are two examples:

Image at Layer = 1

Image at Layer = 4

Layer Height - Decides the height of a layer. The examples below shows layer height set to 5 and 15.

Layer height = 5

Layer height = 15

Path Width - Determines the width of the path. You should also take the material thickness into consideration. Depending if the solution in your extruder is more solid or more fluent, it will result in a different path width.

Path width = 1

Path width = 6

Travel speed - It’s the speed with which the mill travels when not performing any work.

Print Speed - It’s the working speed of the extruder.

Retraction On (Check box) - Allows material to be sucked back if the option is turned on.

Retraction Height - Determines how high the extruded material should be sucked back during retraction.

Retraction Amount - Determines how much material should be sucked back during retraction.

Retraction speed Z - Determines the speed with which the material should be sucked back during retraction.

Retraction speed E - Determines the speed with which the material should be extruded or retracted.

Retraction min distance - Determines minimum value for which retraction should be enabled.

Extra length on restart - Amount of extra filament to be extruded when un-retracting.

Remember that working with Chocolate/Ceramics extruder requires a lot of experimentation.

The result depends not only on the machine but also on the type and quality of material (paste/liquid) poured into the extruder.

Good luck!

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