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Learn how to design high-quality molds and casts—for one-off prototyping or mass production—in SOLIDWORKS.


  • What is mold design?
  • What you should know
1. What Is Mold Making and Casting?
  • Definition of terms
  • Design methodology
  • Overview of applications possible
2. Everyday Casting: Materials
  • Everyday casting—you've already done it
  • History
  • Materials
3. Design Considerations for Molding
  • Types of molds
  • Prototype molding components
  • What to avoid?
  • Designing a mold project
  • Molding possibilities
4. The Casting Process
  • Types of casting
  • Safety gear
  • Mold and box setup
  • End-to-end casting process
  • Casting possibilities
5. What Prototyping Processes Tell You about Full-Scale Manufacturing
  • Parting lines and flash
  • Material in, material out
  • Mold complexity, pulls, and placement
  • Fluid flow
  • Complex molding
6. 3D Printing and CNC for Molding and Casting
  • Why cast instead of 3D printing?
  • What is CNC and what can you do with it?
  • Picking your fabrication method
7. Other Applications and Processes
  • Blow molding and roto molding
  • CNC forms for vacuum forming
  • Press molding
  • Production at any scale
  • Next steps

Taught by

Tam Black


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