Application Video

Vacuum Forming With 3D Printed Molds


Vacuum forming is a widely used manufacturing method to make everything from consumer packaging to automotive components. While the thermoforming process is straightforward, creating molds quickly and with complex geometries can be a major limitation.

In this short video we'll cover:

  • How intuitive and fast it is to create complex molds with 3D printing
  • Tips and guidelines that you’ll want to follow when preparing your mold parts
  • How stereolithography 3D printing achieves high details and fine features on printed molds
Vacuum forming is made easy with Formlabs 3D printers. Learn more in our whitepaper, Introduction to Vacuum Forming by filling out the form to the right.

Vacuum Forming Guide

Learn more about vacuum forming in our in-depth guide.

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  • Vacuum forming applications
  • Different moldmaking processes