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lukeb2013
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Inventor Molds

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02-10-2013 06:43 AM

I have an assembly created with inventor, but I want to create a SIMPLE injection mold for it with just a few fasteners on the inside. I'm very new to inventor and the mold design tools make a very complex mold I cannot 3D print. Is there a way to make a very simple mold using mold design or is there  a way to use the derive commands to make the 2 piece mold? Thanks.

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Here is how I might model the part and mold (note: only really need one side as they are symmetrical).

I did not include draft on part for removal from mold.  (see attached ipt file)  You would then go to Manage tab>Make Components to push out the mold halves and individual part.

Note that you also had a gap.Gap.png

Method 1  (see attached zip)

Method1.png

 

 

Method 2 (see attached zip)

Method 2.png

 

Both of these options are on the Manage tab.

 

 

 

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02-10-2013 07:42 AM in reply to: lukeb2013

Attach your file here.

The mold design tools can be used to make the most simple mold possible.

You could also use the Derive command - but that is going to do exactly the same thing with more work.

 

Did you even get the mold design tools to work?

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Mold-Design-Assembly-UI/td-p/3770435

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02-10-2013 01:53 PM in reply to: JDMather

No, I never got it to work, but I want to determine if I even need it (I'm going to try with inventor 2012 later on) for basic molds. Here is the file...

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02-10-2013 03:50 PM in reply to: lukeb2013

You can easily create this within a single part file or with a Derived Component.

You do not have draft and some are your sketches are not constrained.

You have not used obvious symmetry about the origin planes (which would take less work).

I tried to post attachment - but my internet connection has been very slow all day.

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

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02-11-2013 09:18 AM in reply to: JDMather

Are you still there?

Here is how I might model the part and mold (note: only really need one side as they are symmetrical).

I did not include draft on part for removal from mold.  (see attached ipt file)  You would then go to Manage tab>Make Components to push out the mold halves and individual part.

Note that you also had a gap.Gap.png

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Re: Inventor Molds

02-11-2013 03:47 PM in reply to: JDMather
Thanks so much. I'll try and look at your changes tonight sometime and retry the mold. I'll let you know if I'm successful.
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02-12-2013 07:05 PM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks so much for your help. Could you briefly list the steps you took to create the mold using the derive command? Also, how might I be able to add extruding and indenting pegs that can fasten the 2 mold parts?

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02-19-2013 06:56 AM in reply to: lukeb2013

Method 1  (see attached zip)

Method1.png

 

 

Method 2 (see attached zip)

Method 2.png

 

Both of these options are on the Manage tab.

 

 

 

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Re: Inventor Molds

06-13-2013 11:38 AM in reply to: JDMather

hi,

 

can you show us an example of molding with a hole? I have difficulty to find correct split tool. a simple xy plane is not enough. thanks.

 

please see attachment.

 

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Re: Inventor Molds

06-13-2013 12:21 PM in reply to: lukeb2013

Use a 2d sketch, and build the cut line in section view.

 

Then you can use the sketch lines as the cutting tool, the linework will have to be continuous/connected, and extend beyond the part.

 

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