Moulding and Casting
Updated for 2024 evaluation standards!
- Review the safety data sheets for each of your molding and casting materials
- Make and compare test casts with each of them
- Compare printing vs milling molds
- Design a mold around the process you'll be using, produce it with a smooth surface finish, and use it to cast parts.
- Design appropriate objects within the limitations of your process
- Demonstrate workflows used in mold design, construction and casting
Have you answered these questions?
- Linked to the group assignment page and reflected on your individual page what you have learned
- Reviewed the safety data sheets for each of your molding and casting materials, then made and compared test casts with each of them
- Documented how you designed and created your 3D mold, including machine settings
- Shown how you safely made your mold and cast the parts
- Described problems and how you fixed them
- Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ of the mold and the final object
Should I make a mold for the group assignment?
Answer: No, group assignment is for you to get familiar with the materials and the processes.
Should I read the material safety data sheet (MSDS) and technical data sheet (TDS) this week?
Answer: Yes, always. Document the main points you have learned, e.g. safety precautions and any other important information.
I want to only make a negative mold and cast something in it. Is that acceptable?
Answer: Yes, if your part can be accurately cast in negative mold without breaking the mold.
Can I 3D print the mold?
Answer: Yes, you can 3D-print your mold if you can produce a smooth surface finish.
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