Moulding and Casting
- group project
review the safety data sheets for each of your molding and casting materials, then make and compare test casts with each of them
- individual project
Design a 3D mould around the stock and tooling that you'll be using, machine it, and use it to cast parts.
Design appropriate objects within the limitations of 3 axis machining
Demonstrate workflows used in mould design, construction and casting
Explained how you designed your 3D mould and created your rough and finish toolpaths for machining
Shown how you made your mould and cast the parts
Described problems and how you fixed them
Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ photos of the mould and the final object
Should I read the MSDS and TDS this week?
- It is always a good idea to read these documents.
I want to only make a wax mould, and cast something in it - is that acceptable?
- Learn and go through the 3 step process first . To break the rules you have to master the rules.
Can I 3D print the mold? Can I do a lasercut?
- No, for this assignment you must mill the mould using a CNC milling machine.