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
Moldmaking is made easy with Formlabs 3D printers. Learn more in our whitepaper, Moldmaking with 3D Prints: Techniques for Prototyping and Production by filling out the form to the right.

Moldmaking Guide

Learn more about moldmaking in our in-depth guide.

sample part
  • Different moldmaking processes
  • Casting with elastomers