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"Is That 3D Printing?"

At live events, we often get asked an intriguing question: "Is that 3D printing?" While we appreciate the curiosity and excitement surrounding cutting-edge technologies, we'd like to clarify that what we use is CNC milling, a form of subtractive manufacturing. In this blog post, we'll shed light on the difference between additive and subtractive manufacturing, and why CNC milling offers distinct advantages for delivering the live experiences we provide.

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is a revolutionary process that builds objects layer by layer using materials such as plastics, resins, or metals. It has gained significant attention for its ability to create complex and intricate designs, making it a popular choice for prototyping and small-scale production. However, when it comes to delivering live experiences at events, additive manufacturing has limitations that led us to explore alternative methods.

Enter CNC milling, a subtractive manufacturing technique that involves removing material from a solid block to shape and carve the desired object. Unlike additive manufacturing, CNC milling starts with a solid block and strategically removes excess material until the final product is achieved. This process offers several benefits for live events, including speed, reliability, and precise control over the end result.

Now lets also add that both processes are unbelievably mesmerising to watch. As proven with some of our instagram posts reaching over 5 million views.

Speed and Reliability: One of the primary advantages of CNC milling over additive manufacturing is speed. When it comes to delivering live experiences, time is of the essence. With CNC milling, we can rapidly produce intricate chocolate creations, ensuring that attendees can witness the magic unfold in real-time. This speed not only enhances the overall experience but also allows us to cater to high-demand events where efficiency is paramount.

Precise Control and Quality: Another benefit of CNC milling is the ability to maintain precise control over the end product. The subtractive nature of the process enables us to achieve fine details, smooth finishes, and consistent quality across all our creations. This level of control ensures that every chocolate selfie or custom design meets our high standards and exceeds the expectations of our clients and event attendees.

Looking Towards the Future: While CNC milling is our preferred method for delivering live experiences, we recognize that additive manufacturing, such as 3D printing, continues to advance. Innovations in speed, materials, and reliability may eventually make additive manufacturing more viable for live events. As technology evolves, who knows what the future holds? We remain open to exploring new possibilities and incorporating emerging technologies that can enhance the experiences we offer.

The next time you spot our CNC milling process in action, you'll now have a better understanding of the difference between additive and subtractive manufacturing. While additive manufacturing has its merits, for delivering live experiences at events, CNC milling shines with its speed, reliability, and precise control. We take pride in leveraging this subtractive manufacturing technique to create stunning and delectable chocolate creations that leave a lasting impression on event attendees.


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