Learn about faces that lie along the axis of mold separation. They must include a shallow angle called draft to make sure that the still hot part is not distorted, nor remains stuck in the mold cavity. Looking at it, there are different surfaces, on different sides of the void, that the plastic is injected into.
- Faces that lie along the axis … of mold separation must include a shallow angle … called draft, … to make sure that the still hot part … isn't distorted when it's ejected, … or doesn't remain stuck in the mold cavity. … When we created the bosses for the buttons, … the support for the screen … in the grill, … we didn't include draft. … So with Fusion 360, we can still add draft after the fact. … Let's start out looking at the screen. … The thing we need to pay attention to … is how this part will be manufactured. … There's always a parting line … on every face along every edge. … We need to understand which side of the mold … we'll be creating that feature. … The core and the cavity … are what creates the model. … Typically, the cavity is going to be … the A side of the part. … The A side of the part is the one … that people will see. … So the A side of this part … will be this exterior. … And the B side is the all important interior. … That's going to be created by the core. … So looking at some of these faces, …
- Creating a T-spline body
- Creating a solid from a T-spline
- Adding features and fillets
- Rendering the design
- Setting up for 3D printing
- Forming a solid from surfaces