Created CAD models of the toy from a sketch
Machined injection mold tools from CAD models
Injection molded 100 plastic toys
Injection Molded Toy
Computer-aided Manufacturing Project
My team designed and manufactured an injection molded toy from a 4th grader's drawing of a whale.
Sketch to Injection Molded Toy
We were provided a 4th grader's drawing of a whale and made it into an injection molded toy.
Modeling the Toy & Mold
We modeled the toy as a three part component. We considered parting lines, wall thicknesses and surface curves to optimize our mold machining program and injection molding process.
Machining the Mold
We minimized our mold's machining time through tool path management, surface roughness adjustments, and minimizing our tool counts. I machined the molds on a Haas vertical mill.
Injection Molding the Toy
We injection molded 100 components of our design. We optimized our injection molding parameters such as plastic melt temperature, plastic flow rate and injection pressure to achieve a clean component surface and repeatable manufacturing process.