Learn how to design high-quality molds and casts—for one-off prototyping or mass production—in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Tam] Have you always wanted to design your own objects, but didn't know where to start? There's a whole world of making techniques from small scale to mass production that are accessible to everyone. With the technology available today, you can design your project in 3D modeling software and have a physical model in a matter of days. By learning more about the way things are made, you can get your ideas that much closer to reality. There are many connections to be made between prototyping and mass production techniques and understanding what's possible can help save a lot of time, resources, and effort with trial and error.
In this course, I'll be covering design considerations for molding using solid works to demonstrate concepts. I'll discuss industry terms, look at an overview of materials, and talk about how to make the most out of your design. I'll also be talking about how these design methods translate from the hands-on prototyping stage to larger scale manufacturing. Lastly, I'll go over some of the variety of manufacturing processes available, and discuss the criteria to consider when choosing your method of manufacture. Hi, I'm Tam and I'm multi-disciplinary design consultant, an avid member of the maker scene, and a lifetime learner.
For the past three years, I've been teaching people about the wonderful world of mold making. I combine my experience with furniture building, carpentry and prototyping with my knowledge of 3D design and design for manufacturing in this course for you.
- 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