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Metal, Ceramic, and Silicone: Using 3D Printed Molds in Advanced Hybrid Workflows

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Hear from Formlabs Applications Engineering Lead Jennifer Milne, with a roundup of some of the most creative advanced workflows where Form 2 prints are used as a stepping stone to more economical or functional end use parts. She’ll cover how one design firm developed a new ceramic homeware product, starting out by direct printing in Ceramic resin, and evolving their process towards printing molds to deliver a unique digitally designed product that was affordable and scalable to produce for online retail.

Packed with visual examples of everything from slip casting porcelain to electroplating parts to create functional physics apparatus, we hope you’ll come away with an appreciation for how hybrid workflows with SLA parts can help you reduce cost per part, scale to meet demand, and take advantage of a wider range of materials in the production of end-use parts.

Tune in for some inspiration on new ways of working to advance your own process or to stay on top of trends and capabilities you might not expect from our affordable SLA 3D printers.

This presentation was originally shared at Formlabs User Summit 2019, Fabtech Chicago, and Haystack Mountain School of Craft and features examples from Nervous System, Biomedical Modeling Inc., Miryaki, Gillette, Dr. Allan Drummond, the Listening Stack, and internal examples developed by the Formlabs Applications Engineering team.

What you will learn:

  • Why a hybrid approach often leads to a more reproducible, affordable, and functional end-use product, without the material limitations of direct 3D printing
  • How a design firm moved from a direct printing approach to a hybrid one, saving time, money, and ultimately allowing them to create a unique homeware product they were able to quickly bring to market
  • How moldmaking using 3D printed masters and reusable or sacrificial molds can allow you to produce parts in porcelain, precious and non-precious metals, silicone and biocompatible flexible materials.

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Jennifer Milne

Applications Engineering Lead

Jenni leads Applications Engineering and Product Marketing and at Formlabs. A Formlabs veteren, she has worked across engineering and creative to bring new products to the market. As a materials product manager she worked on Engineering Resins through customer validation and applications development, leading to the creation of the Applications Engineering team who author many of the great technical white papers and webinars you may have come across in our resources library. Jenni has always worked closely with customers to improve our products and relay best practices to the greater Formlabs community. Prior to Formlabs, Jenni worked in design consulting, steel fabrication, and humanitarian shelter. Jenni holds an SM in mechanical engineering from MIT where she studied as a Kennedy Scholar, and an MEng in product design engineering from Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art.