Video Masterclass 3D printing mother molds for ceramics
Grow your ceramics skillset. Produce ceramics in larger quantities, work more precise and be able to make more complex shapes.
Follow our 11-part video Masterclass 3D-printing of mother-molds.
The digital workshop of EKWC has extensively researched the value of 3D printing for the ceramic process. Instructor is Sander Alblas, head of the digital workshop of EKWC.
The video masterclass consists of 11 parts:
Lesson 1: 3D molds
Technical aspects of one-piece and two-piece molds are discussed.
- a. Video lesson 1
- b. Extra video on how to make a non planar mold
- c. Extra video on how to work with meshes in Rhino
- d. Extra video on how to divide mesh in releasable mold parts
- e. Registration of webinar 1 on 3D molds
Lesson 2: 3D printers and slicing software
We will discuss which printers are available at what cost and which printers are suitable. Furthermore, attention is paid to the code required to run the printers. You’ll learn the exact settings we use.
- a. Video lesson 2
- b. Registration of webinar 2 on 3D printers and slicing software
Video lesson 3: Casting plaster molds
We show the preparation of the plaster, the casting around the printed form and the release of the plaster mold. Issues to be aware of, to look out for, common mistakes and tips and tricks.
- a. Video lesson 3
- b. Registration of webinar 3 on casting plaster molds
Video lesson 4: Casting clay
How to reproduce the objects; pouring clay & pressing the clay in the mold. Technical challenges and obstacles, tips & tricks.
- a. Video lesson 4
- b. Registration of webinar 4 on casting clay
About the video Masterclass
The 3D printed mother molds are ideal for making identical plaster molds. These plaster molds can be used to produce a series of cast or pressed clay objects. In recent years, a wide range of affordable 3D printers have emerged on the market. It is easier than ever to purchase such a 3D FDM printer yourself, at low cost. FDM (Fused Deposit Modeling) is the melting of plastic wire to build a shape.
The fablab of sundaymorning@ekwc has extensively investigated the value of this printing technique in the ceramic process. We have developed a workflow in which the 3D printer is used as a proven tool for printing mother molds. An unlimited number of plaster molds can be cast from the master mold to be able to produce in edition. By correctly drawing this mother mold as a 3D object and printing it in the right way, good-functioning, problem free mother molds can be obtained. In this video masterclass, the entire process is covered, from 3D drawing to the first casting in clay. Vital issues are discussed, such as drawing the right keys and ways to obtain good, flat prints that provide well-fitting molds.
Some experience with the 3D drawing program Rhino is advisable.
A computer with internet connection and the trial version of Rhino installed. A 3D printer is not needed during the masterclass. After the masterclass you can decide to buy a printer or find an on demand 3d-printer in your area through a service like 3dhubs.com.
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You can access the videos indefinitely. After purchase you receive your download link instantly.
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