Want to test out your rubber part design without paying for an expensive one-off sample from a model shop? This course will show you how to do this. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools: 3D Printing a Mold, you'll learn how to design a part so that it can easily molded and 3D printed. First, you'll start off with using SOLIDWORKS to prepare your design and making sure it will be easier to remove from your printed mold. Next, you'll leverage the SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools features Parting Line, Parting Surface, Shut Off Surface, and Tooling Split to create the core and cavity of your mold. Finally, you'll see how to use Smooth-On 2-part silicone rubber compound inside your 3D printed mold. When you're finished with this course, you'll know how to make your own injection molds in SOLIDWORKS, 3D print them, and inject them yourself to create accurate and useful rubber prototypes. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Robert Graduated from the University of Utah in 2014 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Emphasis on Ergonomics and Safety. He works in the consumer electronics industry designing audio products such as headphones, earbuds, and bluetooth speakers. He has his CSWE certification (Expert) and is married with two kids.