Functional Parts: Moldmaking for 3D Prints
Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Monday, August 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
Have you ever wanted to make multiples from your 3D print? Or make it in a different color or material? This class explores mold making and casting specifically for 3D prints. It will cover pros and cons of different types of 3D printing methods as well as how to make molds for different parts and possible materials to cast in such as resin, rubber, and foam. Students must bring a 3D print that does not have extreme internal geometry to the first class.
For ideas for the type of shapes to print and for open-source STL files to download you can check out parts on Thingiverse.com like these: buckle, 3-ring necklace, iPhone cover, 5RingsBubbles, pendant, frog and cat figurines, wrench, bolt & nut.
Know how to choose between different methods of 3D prints, a mold and casting from your own 3D print, know to make molds and casts for future projects.
Students must arrive to class the first day with a 3D print. For those interested in learning to 3D print items on Artisan's Asylum equipment, check out the 3D Printer Tool Training.
Students should bring $75 cash or check payable to the instructor on the first day of class to cover the cost of molding and casting materials.
Kat Ely studied glass at Massachusetts College of Art and Design has since worked making prototypes and sculpture for a number of different artists. She currently co-owns a design and fabrication business that uses 3D printing and mold making and casting to develop prototypes for clients.
Session 1: Monday, August 12, 7-9:30PM
Session 2: Monday, August 19, 7-9:30PM
Session 3: Monday, August 26, 7-9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.