How to effectively use the material of the digital sand table model


The plug-in method is a joint method in which the structural features of the digital sand table model material are intertwined with each other. Its connection process requirements are pre-designed to cut sockets for connection on digital sandbox model profiles. Since the socket is generated, it will affect the appearance of the digital sand table model. Therefore, the docking method is generally only applicable to the conceptual model.

In addition, it can also be used as a plug-in structure through other auxiliary materials, such as bamboo toothpicks, wooden matchsticks, PVC rods/holes, and then the auxiliary materials are inserted in, and then the adhesive is applied to the plugged parts for reinforcement.

The plug-in process is suitable for a highly constructive conceptual model. The plug-in method needs to be horizontal and vertical, and any skew will affect the final performance.

Composite connection

The composite connection is to adopt two or more connection methods to assemble and fix the digital sand table model. Under certain conditions, other methods can be used to reinforce when an approach is not fully effective. For example, when transparent cardboard is used to bond thick cardboard, the paper surface is simply bonded and the paper core is separated, which presents undesirable effects such as cracking and deformation of the paperboard. Here, in order to strengthen the joint effect, the stapler staples can be added at key points to form a substantial connection between the cardboards from the inside to the outside. The wood profiles are generally selected by nail guns, but the joints are simply created with voids. Before the nailing, the white latex can be changed at the joint, so that the nails and the glue joints can be opened and left to strengthen the joint strength.

The composite connection will increase the manufacturing process of the digital sand table model. If the original connection process is perfect, it is not necessary to add more


There are two kinds of grouting methods, one is solid grouting for making solid shape, and the other is hollow grouting for making hollow body. No matter which one needs to use the mold forming method to manufacture the plaster mold, the pros and cons of the mold manufacturing will directly affect the post-product effect.

(1) Grouting and pouring. After the gypsum module is dry, clean the inner wall, mix the mud and remove the impurities, and slowly inject the mud from the hole of the gypsum module to prevent the bubble from being generated. The mud will completely infiltrate into the gypsum module, and the level of the mud will gradually decrease. The slurry should be replenished in time until the thickness of the demand is reached. When the plaster model absorbs the mud of a certain thick bottom, the plaster module can be skewed to the residue.

(2) Demoulding and trimming. Use a small wooden stick to quietly tap the internal mud from the grouting hole. If you feel that the mud is completely dry and hard, you can open the plaster module according to the order of module filling, and use various clay sculptures. The small tool eliminates the parting line of the joint part, bonds various small parts, and places the mud blank in the future after washing and other processes.

Inductive molding

In the process of creative creation, in most cases, a modeling method is mainly used, and one or more other methods are used for design and manufacture, and a product is often formed by a combination of multiple components. There are sometimes differences in the molding methods used for each part, so induction molding methods are also commonly used.