Designing a faucet with a specific style and making a real size model by silicon molding and plastic casting.
Molding & casting
Sept, 2012 - Dec, 2012
STYLE & TYPE
IDEATION & MOCK-UP
Focusing on usability, utility and desirability.
3D printing & finishing
Building mold box
Sanding and polishing the 3d printed parts for casting the glossy finish surface.
Building mold box based on parts dimensions with sliding walls for easy release.
Hanging and fixing molding parts inside the molding box.
Making silicone mold
Pouring mixed silicone from the edge of the mold box, until the parts were fully surrounded by liquid.
Waiting for 17-20 hours to cure the silicone mold. Taking the parts out of silicon mold.
Pouring liquid plastic into the silicone mold and waiting for 3-5 minutes until urethane plastic solidified. Taking out the casted parts for the final surface finishing.
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