Forming and Casting 10x parts

April 22nd, 2011 by otto_pjm

[UPDATE:] Hit the more link, for the latest molding and casting triumphs and failures.

Here’s the latest, my sincere thanks to Bil, Swinkdaddy, and Jude in particular for sharing their knowledge and helping me learn how to do this stuff.

LED bottom disc mold

 

The LED, about to be demolded

 

 

 

The thermo forming heater and media frame

Vacuum former box

Vacuum Formed chip top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with video

Vacuum Forming a 10x ATMega chip shell

 

 

 

Here’s some casting shots of the LED parts, it’s not all pretty, who knew that casting resin would stick so well to Nylon?

 

 

Getting ready all the parts and safety glasses, wear gloves too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3 parts of the LED mold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pouring the Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pouring the Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Body setting up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished and pretty successful LED Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finished LED body, with the Nylon center that wont let go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The relatively successful ATMega, top and bottom shells, may form over them with ABS next

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED casting take two, inside the casting cave, note real LED in mold foreground, and base in back, the cave is to keep out grinder grit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't spell, but thought the crowning of the casting resin over the top was cool I think its called a meniscus, right?

 

 

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One Response to “Forming and Casting 10x parts”

  1. noise Says:

    Awesome!

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