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Injection Molding from 3D Printed Molds


Injection Molding from 3D Printed Molds

Advances in 3D printing are augmenting highly popular injection molding techniques. For manufacturers and moldmakers, 3D printing introduces a unique opportunity to create molds in-house and cut down on costs and lead time.

This white paper presents the results of a partnership between Formlabs and Galomb Inc. to demonstrate the viability of SLA 3D printed injection molds. It explains the process of using these molds to create injection molded thermoplastic parts.

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  • A step-by-step walkthrough of the methods used to test the viability of 3D printed injection molds.
  • A description of the techniques used to achieve the best results when combining 3D printing and injection molding machines.
  • Best practices and recommendations for designing molds for 3D printing.



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