Last month we got the chance to visit the headquarters of Rokit in Seoul South Korea. Thanks to Shane we got to know more about the and their 3d chocolate printer, Chocosketch.
During our visit we got the chance to see the printer in action, taste its prints and get an overview of the features.
The build up volume for the printer is 210 x 120 x 70 mm, and the overall dimensions are 454 x 300 x 500 mm. It has a clear door locked with magnets for easy access to the interior.
The printer works with syringes filled with Chocolate. Rokit provides 3 types of chocolate that has been tested. Those are white, milk and dark. You can use your own material although you would need to tweak the configuration parameters to make sure it works properly.
The printer has a preheat station in the inner left side of the printer, where cartridges can be preheated while printing.
This is especially good if you plan to print multiple or big items that might require more than one syringe of chocolate.
The build plate is made out of stainless steel, what makes it pretty easy to wipe out. Although It is fixed, so don’t expect to pop it into the dishwasher. Pro tip: for that use some cooking or wax paper, pro tip use some oil to stick it to the plate.
3d chocolate prints are possible by controlling the temperature. For that the the Chocosketch has a fan that forces air circulation. There is no active cooling system . Proper air circulation makes sure the chocolate sets and the nozzle does not get clogged.
The printer has a removable top for easy access to the extruder, to load and unload the syringes.
The extruder itself works similarly to the RichRap syringe extruder, where a belt pushes down the plunger. Obviously it includes a heating system that keeps all the syringe warm including the nozzle.
There is 3d different ways to send files to the printer. Using WIFI, USB or SD-Card.
Price and contact
The printer retails for about 2100$(depending on the country) and each preloaded syringe for about 5$.
For more information make sure to contact with Rokit.
Thanks Rokit and specially Shane for letting us visit and get a closer view of the printer.