16. Molding & Casting

In this week, I should learn about molding & casting. But due to the lock-down, I haven’t got any Lab access this week.....

Moreover, In this week, I spend more time in writing my College Essay, other works....

Hence, I could do some of the basics.. In this week, Like designing mold, simulating the machine, in the CAD....

Before designing a mold in SolidWorks I searched about some tutorial in making molds.. These are some video tutorial which, I followed in making my casting design.....

As, I am an unexperienced guy in routering from week “Making Something Big”. Hence, I need spend more time near the machine to get to known about the machine....

Before operating the machine, I should do CAD design of the mold. As I am using SolidWorks I followed, these tutorial.. Hence this tutorial helped me to learn the tricks in making molds…

with these tutorial, I have build a mold.

These are my CAD designs “A button” & “A Chess coin” (The Objects)

These are the CAD mold design…

This is animation video of the both Molds....

With this, I have did very few Explorations in Soildworks-CAM , Actually there are more tutorial teaching about CAM tool, but this week I did few tutorial… with basics…

This is one of the most basic CAD tutorial, followed

Then for testing this settings, I did some basic design…

Then, I started to do simulation of my mold..

But when, I saw the simulation. The tool header was going inside the stock. This indicates that, I have done something wrong where the end mill head goes inside the stock…

To debug this issue, I did to know the CAM tools in soildworks.... & I am doing it....