This week's assignment is to design and to make a 3D mold (~ft2), and to produce a fiber composite part in it.
In this assignment, I decided to make a mask such as the Venetian mask.
14-1. Making molds & sheets for composites
Software: Rhinoceros (MacOSX), Adobe Illustrator CS5
3DPrinting machine: Makerbot Replicator2
Laser cutting machine: trotec speedy100
Molds: PLA, PVC sheet(W:450mm/H:450mm/D:0.5mm)
Composites: Felt (polyester 100%), Epoxy resin
I extruded a surface and save it as stl data for doing 3D printing.
Rhinoceros Data > mask_160507.3dm
Vacuum forming is a method of molding sheets of plastic into 3D shapes using the force created by an air vacuum. In this assignment, I used PVC sheet.
A female mold was completed.
2.Making sheets for composites