I’m trying to help a friend create a custom fishing lure mold and he’s looking to get one of these aluminum blank molds to work from:
I’ve a few questions first that would help answer some of his:
- What file format and program should I make the design with? Fusion? Inventor? Maya? Blender?
- Would a piece like this be okay to clamp down inside the HAAS together? Each blank side is 7"x3"x1" (it looks like it could be disassembled if the complete mold is problematic)
- Are there any costs associated with using the HAAS (I’m aware of the training, which leads me to…)
- Who would be best to talk to about this project that might also be able to help run the job? I’m not currently certified for the HAAS and don’t exactly have the time to run through the class just yet, though it’s in my plans for the future. Just looking to help a friend in the coming weeks or when he eventually send the mold over pending answers to these questions.