3D Print Production Molds
Go beyond prototyping
Using a Stratasys 3D Printer you can build an injection, blow, or silicone mold within a few hours, compared to days with traditional methods.
A 3D Printed mold can be used to evaluate mold and part designs or produce low volumes of end use parts.
3D Print your Mold
- 3D Printers from Stratasys® give companies the exclusive ability to build functional injection, blow or silicone mold in-house, quickly and easily at a fraction of the cost of a steel or aluminum mold.
- These precision prototypes give manufacturers the ability to create realistic, finished-product examples that can then be used to gather true-to-life, performance data.
Validate injection mold designs
The use of 3D printed molds allows manufacturers the ability to take
functional testing to a new level, by creating product prototypes from the
same process and materials that will be used to create the final product.
Typically costing 50% to 70% less than an aluminum tool, 3D printed molds offer the advantages of metal molds
Short production time
Create your injection, blow, or silicone mold quickly from 3D CAD files with a greatly reduced initial cost.
Accurate mold creation
A mold printed with Digital ABS material can be precisely built in 30 micron layers, with accuracy as high as 0.1 mm. These production features create a smooth surface finish so post-processing is not needed in most cases.
Cost effective design change
In cases where design changes are required, a new iteration of the mold can be created in-house at minimal cost. This, combined with the speed of 3D printing, allows designers and engineers greater design freedom.
Create Complex Molds
Complex geometries, thin walls, and fine details can easily be programmed into the mold design. What’s more, these molds cost no more to make than a simpler mold design.
Better than a Prototype Part
3D Printed injection molds are not intended to be replacements for soft or hard tools used in mid- and high volume production. Rather, they are intended to fill the gap between a soft tool mold and 3D printed prototype.
Test with analysis software
Before 3D printing a plastic injection mold design you can validate the mold will function correctly using SOLIDWORKS Plastics software.