The Cuttlefish Reaper Mold
This is a two piece injection type mold for making a soft plastic Reaper type fishing lure. This is a modified version of the Reaper I did before and the tail of this bait was model after a Cuttlefish fin hence the name. This is just a unique lure I came up with to test out a crazy wavy split line on a 3d printed mold. It turns out that it works quite well.
I printed this mold in PLA+ and try to inject my Plastisol at or around 300°. (I use Dead On Plastix's brand of Plastisol)
This is a plastic mold so you have to be careful with your temps and injection pressure. I have never personally shot an aluminum mold so I can not tell you the difference in pressure needed but DO NOT use a lot of pressure... or you can/will blow through the mold. Start light and work up with the pressure if you do not get a full injection or you have bubbles.
Video of this mold in use and it's action can be seen at https://youtu.be/ESSYNRm5MjI I highly recommend watching this video before purchasing this model to see if it's something you can do.
I do not know the longevity of a printed mold. Your results may vary depending on brand/type of filament used.
4/15/20 - Per request I added master molds for creating Molds from silicone. (I have net tested these so if there are problems let me know.)
8-29-20 - Added a thinner version of the tail to try and get more ripple action of the tail.
IF there are any problems with the STL's or you have questions please let me know.
I print this mold in PLA+ with the following settings
(You'll have to experiment with what works best for you.)
Layer Height = .10mm
Top Solid Layers = 15
Bottom Solid Layers = 3
Outline/Perimeter Shells = 4
Supports = Not used
Infill = 25%
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