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Effective Design Validation Tool for 3D Printed Injection Molds

White Paper Published By: Stratasys
Published:  Oct 18, 2017
Type:  White Paper
Length:  10 pages

Injection molding, the process of injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity, is one of the world’s most popular manufacturing processes. It is best used to mass produce highly accurate, and often complex, end-user parts.

3D printed injection molds (3DPIM) are increasingly adopted to create prototype parts to detect issues in the part’s form, fit, function and validations(/certificates) if needed.

This white paper reports on a new solution which is ideal when using 3D printed injection molds for functional prototypes and low-volume manufacturing. It optimizes the number of parts able to be injected by verifying the mold design before printing, reduces molding costs by 50-70% and increases the quality of the parts injected.

Tags : 
stratasys, manufacturing, injection molds, 3d printing, 3dpim, mold design, infrastructure, productivity, project management

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