Experimenting with different infill structure to check for best fit for the industrial press machine
Experimenting with the 3D printed molds
Pressing metal is usually done using a wooden mold made by CNC machine.
This project mimics the pressing process using a 3D print molds.
Designing and producing mold by a printer is more accessible and rapid, therefor it is useful for prototyping and small scale works.
I conducted a series of experiments testing different properties for the mold, like the infill structure and and density.
Interestingly enough, the print managed to bend the different metals without breaking under the pressure.
Experimenting with the technique of 3d printer molds
Pressing metal is usually done using a wooden mold cut using a CNC to produce the desired shape.
This project mimics pressing process using a 3D printed mold, which is easier to create without compared to a wooden one, is more accessible and faster for prototyping.
I conducted a series of experiments testing different properties for the mold, like different infill structure and densities to check for the minimum requirements.
Interestingly enough, for some metals of even up to 1mm thick, the print managed to bend the metal without breaking under the pressure.