Injection molds need to withstand clamping pressures, injection pressures, injection temperatures, and any coolants or mold release agents that may be used. Doing so ensures the mold can be repeatedly used over time and consistently produce parts true to the original design.
Injection molds fabricated with Formlabs 3D printers have been tested with both desktop and industrial injection molding machines under a wide range of conditions. These low-volume molds are capable of withstanding hundreds to thousands of shots, depending on several factors including the part design, mold and injection materials, molding parameters, and any coolants or demolding agents used.
- Formlabs Materials for Injection Molds
- Table of Injection Molding with 3D Printed Molds Process Conditions
Formlabs Materials for Injection Molds
Formlabs offers a range of materials that are capable of replacing aluminum molds for lowvolume manufacturing.
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