Experimenting with different infill structure to check for best fit for the industrial press machine

Experimenting with the  3D printed molds

3D PRESSING

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.

Year: 2016

3D PRESSING

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.

Year: 2016