3D Printing and Molding the Key to Erebor!

After modeling his replica of the Key to Erebor, Darrell walks us through the process of 3D printing it on his SLA printer, and then cleaning up that print to use in the making of a two-part silicone mold. Next up, casting! Thanks to Smooth-On for providing the moldmaking materials for this project!

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7 thoughts on “3D Printing and Molding the Key to Erebor!

  1. Seems somebody forgot the sprue and vents. Don’t worry lol, we’ve all been there. Great build so far, Darrell.

  2. Great to see more from you, Darrell! Your videos have become my new favorite as I am new/returning after long hiatus to a lot of these techniques. Your videos maintain a heightened focus on teaching skills in a way that you make totally approachable. Inspiring stuff! Keep up the good work!

  3. A superb video Darrell! I’ve been dipping my toe into casting and so it’s great to see you cover this. What clay are you using when you make your mold? I have some blue stuff that’s terrible because it sticks to parts, but the clay you used came away clean.

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