- Mold Design
- Mold 3D Printing
- Mold Assembly
- Mold Clamping
Using 3D printed molds for low-volume injection molding can reduce costs, shorten lead times, and help bring better products to market. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of using 3D printed molds on your injection molding machine.
1. Mold Design
Design the mold for your part in the CAD software of your choice. Adhere to common design rules for additive manufacturing and injection mold design. Design recommendations specific to polymer 3D printed molds can be found in our whitepaper. Upload your design into PreForm, Formlabs print preparation software. Prepare your print and send it to your Formlabs 3D printer.
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