I wonder what software is used to design the model.
I use solidworks and can export most formats what format is the file?
How much would one of those cost if you were to sell them and any plans to make molds for multiple bunches?
Sweet work. Out of curiosity, what was the small adjustment? Think I know what it was, but thought I'd ask.
The 3D plastic is plenty durable. Actually, these molds I’m making are tough as hell. For a ring gauge, I’d prefer to do this on the CNC mill from scrap plastics I have. I can build this for you if you pay shipping.
Oh heck, I didn’t think about the wrapper issue. Good info. I added in a key to the molds for alignment as well as adjusting the interference fit by .001”. The fit is perfect now and I’m betting the seam will barely be visible. I can just barely feel it with my pinky finger.Sweet work. Out of curiosity, what was the small adjustment? Think I know what it was, but thought I'd ask.
Just a suggestion, when doing multiples, suggest doing an even number of cavities: that way you're using both sides of the wrapper leaves without any leftovers..
Very cool project
Yes, I stole that feature from the ammunition machines I build.Nice. I like your elegant key solution to replace the 3 separate pins the commercial molds use: not that the three I have don't work great, but your setup is simpler, and sometimes less parts is better