Week 8: Molding and Casting
This week I learned how to use the ShopBot (Desktop) to milling the mold made of wax and cast the plaster (Drystone and Hydrostone).
ShopBot: Milling a wax mold
Training: Molding anc Casting
I found that lots of people put a sticker or tape on their laptop's camera for security reason and I thought that it would be cute/fun to put something on it which is better than the boring tape.
I designed the CAD using Fusion360 and modeled the mold as well by slicing the bear part in a half to make two pieces of molds.
Milling the wax molds
First trial, I made a mistake to set the origin at the middle top surface of the material which I should have set as the bottom left. So the machine started to mill the wax from the shifted location.
Smooth finishing toolpath and the result.
Other version of making a mold: 3D printing the cavity
Making mold walls
Cut in a half to put them together
Result 1 : Failed
I think there were lots of air bubbled trapped inside of the molds and made a huge empty space which made this zombie-like bear.