Eggshell molding design for 3D printing
Published on August 30, 2021
Key Software Capabilities
- Generative design
Eggshell molding is a sacrificial manufacturing process typically used to create prototypes or one-off parts from silicone or rubber material. First, a thin mold is 3D printed using a resin-based process, and then it is injected with the material before it is broken to release the part.
In this nTop Live, Gabrielle Thelen, Application Engineer at nTop, shows you how to create a reusable workflow to design eggshell molds that overcomes the practical challenges of traditional CAD software. She explains how to use nTop's implicit modeling capabilities to create a fully parametric and reusable design process to automatically generate new mold designs for 3D printing.
Watch and learn how to:
- Create a parametric, robust, and reusable workflow for eggshell mold design
- Customize mold design to quickly manufacturer silicone prototypes
- Automate your Design for Manufacturing process to digitize your production
Download the files
Recreate the steps that Gabrielle followed in this nTop Training. To download all the necessary files for this training, please see this link.
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