This is a list of materials and properties for printing with the Frostruder MK2. Remember, that these are just a starting point. The viscosity of these materials will vary based on pressure and ambient temperature. You will definitely need to do at least a little bit of tweakings to get it printing perfectly.
There are literally hundreds of materials you can use in your Frostruder. If you try a new one, please add it to the list below.
|Material||PSI||Needle Size||XY Feedrate||Line Width||Stop Distance||Start Delay||Dot Delay|
|Betty Crocker 'Rich and Creamy' Chocolate Frosting||80||20GA||3596||0.60||2.07||50||50|
|Betty Crocker 'Rich and Creamy' Chocolate Frosting||50||20GA||1200||0.60||1.70||76||76|
The Frostruder is great for extruding frosting, but what are you going to extrude on? Here are some ideas for you to try:
- Foamcore works great for testing. Very flat and cheap.
- Paper or other flat stuff can be taped over your build surface too.
- Any flat foodstuff that is roughly 4" x 4" will work well. (Graham Crackers)
- Bread (toasted or untoasted) You might even be able to toast it with the HBP.
- Pop Tarts
- Cupcakes (with flattened tops)
- Wax paper or baking parchment (then put it in the freezer and peel off for later use)
Keep in mind that the frostruder needs a nice, flat surface to print on. If you use something irregular such as a baked good, you will need to compensate for that. One method is to spread a base layer of your media onto the item, then extrude onto that. Remember, you'll need to experiment in order to find out what works best for you.