I have been teaching myself solidworks to design some moulds and mounts for a startup I have recently started… We make home-compostable plastic alternatives from organic food waste - can have a look at our website, https://uuvipak.com
I think I figured out what I need but I’m not sure how to go from design to making the real-thing (!) I am super keen to learn any tool / seek advice from anyone in this great community to turn our designs into the parts we need to prototype various shapes we can mould our materials in.
We will need to make the moulds in Aluminum (probably 6061) and the mount in 4140 or similar Steel alloy. The moulds are for a hydraulic press (garage press).
Attached a couple of snapshots of the current designs I am looking to get done.
Happy to discuss options and hear from all the great brains around here to see how we can move forward