Functional 3D Printed Injection Moulds Significantly Improve Cost and Production: One of the biggest effects that 3D printing is having on design and manufacturing is advances to injection moulding.
By: August 31 2016
Functional 3D Printed Injection Moulds Significantly Improve Cost &Production
3D Printing Injection Moulding
Companies such as Seuffer, Milacron and Whale, are reporting significant savings in R&D moulding costs and production time by 3D printing injection moulds to test designs before mass production or to produce small quantities of parts.
3D printing the moulds takes just a day or two, compared with six to eight weeks required to produce or fabricate a metal mould. While they don’t necessarily have the long life of CNC moulds, these durable plastic versions are ideal to create components in their final materials in order to check functionality and material properties.
There’s a 60-minute webinar to learn more as Gil Robinson, Senior Application Engineer, Stratasys, explains the “why, how and what” of 3D printed injection moulds. Customer examples featured in this webinar include Arad Dalia, which uses 3D printed injection moulded prototypes to test IEC certification of product assemblies; Berker, which performs functional testing on light switch prototypes produced with 3D printed injection moulds; and Grundfos, which conducted an extensive evaluation of polymer- based 3D printing technologies for producing the moulds.
Focus of the webinar includes :
• What are the gains in using 3D printing for injection moulds vs. other traditional methods?
• What are the costs and time savings involved in 3D printing an injection mould?
• What kinds of materials can be injected into a 3D printed mould?
• How do 3D printed moulds enable you to create and test parts with complex features?
• Who is using 3D printed injection moulds today?
Who Should Attend?: Injection moulders; engineering managers and directors, manufacturing engineers, production engineers, operations managers, design engineers, and industrial designers; quality assurance, materials development, and machine shop supervisors.
Join today to see how 3D printed injection moulds can change the economics of design and manufacturing.