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Eco Friendly Prototypes with Pulp Molding: Building A Mold

On the journey to make an eco-friendly wireless phone charger, I need to make a wire screen mold. I build a brass screen mold using 3D printed molds. The 3D printed parts act as a guide to help form and shape the brass screen. The brass screen can be cut with scissors and then I solder the parts together to form the different sections of the mold. .

Ultimately, all the parts are mounted into a frame that is also made of brass bar stock. It is important to have a good soldering iron along with flux and good solder for this project. This gives me a brass wire screen mold that I can use to catch paper fibers to make an environmentally sustainable paper pulp part

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Eric Strebel

My name is Eric Strebel, I am an Industrial Designer and run Botzen Design Inc., a product design and development company focusing on handheld and table top consumer products. I design products for global partners from initial concept to mass production, including hand drawn ideation concept sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, as well as CAD and pre production samples. I bring dreams to life and I also document and preserve my craft & process on my Design and Making YouTube channel .

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