Custom Injection Moulding With 3D Printed Tooling
During product development, quick feedback is essential, so creating prototypes that are made of the same plastic as the final production part is useful. However, justifying this cost to create injection moulded prototypes when they require the same tooling as production parts, can be very expensive.
Produce your injection moulded prototypes in an affordable way with Polyjet technology, enabling you to test work more frequently and more accurately, reduce time to market and gain higher quality products.
Injection Moulds With Polyjet Technology
Create smooth, detailed and accurate moulds, with digital ABS 3D printing material, you can hold up short injection moulding runs of about 10 to 100 parts. Install the 3D printed mould on your injection moulding machine right away. Testing may reveal that you need to make a design improvement, if this is the case, you can easily alter the mould directly in CAD and 3D print your next design iteration, which can then be ready in just a few hours.
Polyjet 3D printed moulds offer a clear advantage over conventional injection moulding during the design and testing phase. Perform functional testing without worrying about cost prohibitive tooling. With 3D printing, its easier to spot flaws earlier when they are much easier and cheaper to fix, this reduces costly and time consuming mould corrections, whilst increasing product innovation and speed up product development.
PolyJet 3D Printing is a good method for creating prototype injection moulds when:
- Complex geometry would make traditional tooling difficult
- You need low quantities
- You’re likely to make design changes
- Rapid prototyping from the final production plastic is important