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3D Printed Molds

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:33 am
by Numonic
Hi everyone was thinking has anyone printed a 3D mold made by Up Plus, Up Mini, Up Plus 2?

If so what were the results?


I've noticed people have been using molds like these to produce parts?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oViMzVU5jfg

But I'm wondering if anyone has any good results with molds printed out by the Up in general really which is the machine I have an would prefer to use?

Thanks for your time everyone

Best,

Oscar

Re: 3D Printed Molds

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:32 am
by JuliaDee
Pretty cool. I've done some two-part molds but not for injection - I've used them for rubber putty type material, and they worked fine.

With PLA you can also make molds for investment casting of metal parts, where the PLA gets burned out. PrintedSolid will do this process from your 3D files or PLA printed parts.

Julia

Re: 3D Printed Molds

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:52 am
by Numonic
Julia,
Thanks for the quick reply I might mess around and do a demo two part mold and experiment heck maybe will try it with Sugru or something.
By the way what was the name of the rubber putty type material? Originally wasn't planning on doing it with putty, but worth the time to see what results I get. Man I love this forum! :D

Re: 3D Printed Molds

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:56 pm
by JuliaDee
I used EasyMold silicone putty:

http://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Tec ... B12PGKN5P0

It used to be available at Michael's but apparently not anymore. Not cheap, but a pleasure to work with and produces excellent results.

Thingiverse user cerberus333 has recently published a series of molded fishing lures using OoGoo, like this one:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:386026

Best,
Julia

Re: 3D Printed Molds

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:08 pm
by Numonic
Great resources thank you so much greatly appreciated! :D
Pretty innovative techniques love them.