Hi New to casting can I use the mold tool to create investment cast molds and has any one got a link to how it is done.
Not sure I know what you are asking. I do a little investment casting in Jewelry. From what I know about investment casting is that you invest an object that can be burned out and then the material cast into what is left after burning out, then the investment is removed from the casting usally destroyed.
So are you looking to make a mold to inject wax into for making the pattens that you invest?
Wax mold tool I am tring to aviod drafting a 100 + sketches from spline to show design intent on the drawing.
Well not knowing what you are looking do I would say yes you can use mold tools. I am a mold maker just getting started in solidworks. I use here at work to get dimension and want to start using it to make electrodes. I am a cnc programer where I work and we have know one that uses solidworks so it is now my job. I have built a mold for investment once and it was basicly the the same as a plastic mold. now the stuff in Jewelry a lot of them if you have a pattern you could make a rubber mold and just cut it in halves with a knife.
I am sure some one may know on here. Wish I could be of more help but would need to see what you are trying to mold.
In the old days of paper and pencil or ink and mylar, lots of cross sections was often the only way to show design intent. We, and many other companies, no longer follow that method. The solid model IS the design intent. Wewould never think of working with a shop that didn't have the ability to import our solid model in some format.
You can also inspect the part based on the solid model, although this is not as commonly used. Probably because you usually don't really need to know if every surface matches the model. I often specify only a handful of dimensions that are either critical to the function or ones that can be easily measured and will reflect the dimensions of the rest of the molded part.
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