Explore the novice design pitfalls like negative draft, long thin spindles, hollow honeycomb type designs, and more and learn how to avoid them.
- [Instructor] I've noticed some common pitfalls that…beginners fall into, so let's talk about what some…of those common pitfalls are and how to avoid…them with some best practice examples.…Pitfall number one.…Insufficient or negative draft.…I'll open up this first part separately…so we can see it better.…It's a mind bendy at first.…But think about this for a minute.…If the direction your mold comes apart in,…is straight up and down and your part doesn't have…enough draft, it won't demold properly and you might…end up with some unusable parts.…Negative draft is almost impossible to remove…with a hard mold.…
If your plastic hardens and you start trying to pull it out,…what do you think will happen?…Watch out.…There's a handy tool in SolidWorks that will help me…visualize this.…It's found here under the mold tools tab.…If you don't see it, right click, and you can select…it to make it visible.…The tool I'm gonna use is the draft analysis tool.…I can usually tell by looking, but this tool can help…you really zoom in on those problem areas.…
- 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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1. What Is Mold Making and Casting?
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