Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Event Type: Live Webinar
Duration: 1 Hour
Why you should register
Bringing affordable 3D printing in-house can simplify moldmaking processes, and reduce lead times by weeks.
In this webinar, Andrew Edman, applications engineer at Formlabs, and Jose Balderas, prototype engineer at NeoSensory, will explore how silicone rubber RTV moldmaking with 3D printing can be used to create molds to produce short runs of units for testing. Balderas will walk through a case where NeoSensory chose RTV moldmaking to produce a short run of a wearable device, and explain how they arrived at the process, and the impact of the results.
What you will learn
- An overview and comparison of thermoforming, injection molding, machining, direct printing, and RTV molding
- Design guidelines and tips for creating molds in CAD
- Suggested materials and equipment for RTV moldmaking
- The step-by-step RTV moldmaking and 3D printing workflow
Andrew Edman is an applications engineer at Formlabs. Prior to Formlabs, Andrew ran CLEAR design lab, a product design and development consultancy that helped startups and Fortune 500 companies alike to create new products, from concept to full-scale manufacturing. At Formlabs, Andrew works to help manufacturers get value from adding 3D printing to their operations, from validation to production floor jigs and fixtures.
Jose Balderas is an experienced prototype engineer working in the consumer electronics industry. With skills across CAD, design for assembly, soldering, and metal fabrication, Jose designs and builds prototypes at all stages in the product design process. He currently works for NeoSensory, a hardware startup bringing sensory augmentation to the masses via wearables, and holds a degree from the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology.