Learn the definitions, properties, and use of thermoset vs. thermoplastic, silicones, rubbers, urethanes, waxes, powders, and more.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at materials…commonly used in prototyping and rapid production.…I'll define the main material types of polymers,…thermoplastics, and elastomers…with example materials, key features, and differences.…Lastly, I'll talk about some of the different forms…these materials can come in,…as that affects which processes they can be used in.…For better or for worse,…there's a ton of crossover between categories…through the shared nature of formable materials.…So there are crossover exceptions in almost every category.…
As you can see, polymer is divided first…into thermoplastics and thermosetting categories,…which do not intersect.…And elastomers are generally thermoset,…but some are thermoplastic.…This'll make more sense in a minute.…I promise I'll only talk about the molecular chemistry…of materials for this first differentiation.…The rest is qualitative comparison.…Polymers are the overall main category…of materials that exhibit plastic…or formable characteristics.…It's their unique structure that makes them special.…
- What are mold making and casting?
- Type of molds
- Designing a mold
- Types of casting
- Mold and box setup
- Complex molds
- 3D printing and CNC manufacturing for molding and casting
- Other molding processes
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What is mold design?1m 22s
1. What Is Mold Making and Casting?
2. Everyday Casting: Materials
3. Design Considerations for Molding
4. The Casting Process
5. What Prototyping Processes Tell You about Full-Scale Manufacturing
6. 3D Printing and CNC for Molding and Casting
7. Other Applications and Processes
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