How to make a mold tool
"How to make a mold tool"
using the final product
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-mold-tool
Yes you right , this is "how to make cavity tool".
but first we need a cavity. Isn't? :)
My professional project includes draft analyses, injection simulation, and all that is needed.
But this is not my professional work
Thanks and good luck
No disrespect to the author but this is not a 'how to make a mould' tutorial but rather 'How to use the Solidworks cavity split tool.
Moulds are highly complex pieces of engineering and require specialist knowledge. This article does not address any of the following issues:
- material injection/transfer (eg. hotrunner, etc)
- mould materials
- support platework
These are all critical to the correct functioning of a mould. Another issue is that of the actual article. Unless it is very small it would be moulded as a hollow object; this greatly changes how such splits can be created.
Lastly, many people (myself included) use boolean operations to create such splits. This article does not address that.
Again, this is not meant to disrepect the author. He is a great designer and a fantastic contributor to the GrabCAD community.