Print your own desktop manufacturing kit to produce precision rubber parts directly onto the iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5 with sugru !
We developed this project so that makers, engineers and designers could test the process and understand how to desktop manufacture precision rubber parts with sugru.
The mold and process is not perfect but was developed to demonstrate the potential for using sugru in desktop manufacturing and would love to hear your suggestions.
All the files are open source and free to download from Thingiverse
You can also order your mold directly from Shapeways.
Get your maker mits on sugru
Kudos to carsonlau from the sugru community who created this project
last year and inspired to make this.
http://sugru.com/blog/how-to-mold-precise-rubber-parts-with-sugru/ STUFF YOU NEED:
3D printed mold. sugru
(this project uses just one 5g mini pack)
Washing up liquid
Small paint brush
8 x 10/32 x 1" Hex head bolts (m5 x 25mm) + washers and wing nuts
Toothbrush (we trimmed the bristles from an old toothbrush as it worked better to clean the mold)
Menda plastic spludger tool (our favourite tool for working with sugru) (or piece of plastic) You might also need: