Re: [rp-ml] Automated Parting Software

From: John Eric Voltin <>
Date: Wed Apr 23 2008 - 01:47:44 EEST

There are tools used in conjunction with CAD programs (such as SolidWorks,
Pro/Engineer, etc.) that aid in mold design. I don't know if they will
completely automate the creation of parting lines, but they do make the
process go a faster than doing it by hand. I suspect all of them require
some user input to guide the placement of the parting lines.

Is that the type of tool you are seeking?

 - John

John Eric Voltin
Mechanical Engineer
Agile Technology

> Is there such a thing as "automated parting software"?
> I'm wondering if it is possible to have a rp mold fabricated - of a
> relatively faceted file with multiple angles of relief - that I could
> then use for pouring wax for investment casting. The idea being that I
> could wire it together and the software would assist/control the
> geometry of these individual parts.
> Thanks.
> Jonathan
> --
> development + design + construction
> [ bLOG ] on digital tools, rapid prototyping technologies and the
> fabrication of free-form structure.
Received on Tue Apr 22 23:58:43 2008

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