Automatic master mould generation
by RodLaird, published
Rhino3D has a powerful programming language; Grasshopper. This is a Grasshopper programme to generate moulds from any design. There is a video to show how it works.
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This is ONLY going to be useful to you if you have access to Rhino3D version 5 or later.
There is a downloadable Grasshopper programme file and a demo file with a design and a spare. (Where you pour in your mould material). The output of the programme generates a MASTER mould. There are lots of customisation options - many of which you can see in the video. There are also plainly labelled tweaks within the programme for all manner of things; shell widths and slopes, bi-material offsets and interface configuration and much, much more.
A typical use is to create a plaster master mould. Clay slip is then poured into the resulting plaster mould to generate a slip cast version of your design. The design of course has to be castable...
Video available at http://youtu.be/3kU9nRV_ObA
FEEDBACK APPRECIATED. Do always download the latest dated Grasshopper file!