People making moulds for manufacturing for years and the advantage is its speed, which means get same parts rapidly. But it could be difficult to make complicated and perfect ones. Today, we are going to talk about another way-using 3D printing to make the moulds. Let’s see the benefits of it!
Why using 3D printers for making moulds?
First, 3D printers can offer you with high quality and fine parts. With the help of it, you can design complicated geometric moulds which traditional techniques can’t do,3D printers will make that possible. For example, using it for the design of elaborate jewelry.
On the other hand, not only it can help you with mould that has complicated structure, but also with reducing time. Compared with the traditional way, it is way faster and as simple as upload STL documents. The time that needed for printing depends on the size of the product. For instance, small size product such as jewelry only need half hour. And if you are not satisfied with the result, you don’t need to make a big change, just adjust the STL document and print it again.
3D printing is perfect for making moulds. With the fast speed, mould could be done in a shorter time and simple way. And if you need one mould, using 3D printing can save a lot, which is the key to the manufacture.
Real examples-3D printing moulds
With all the advantages, does anyone try to use it in the reality? Yes, from the chocolate mould to the metal products. Now let’s see those real examples.
Silica gel parts
If your products are made of silica gel, then 3D printing is an ideal choice for. Because it won’t disturbing or reacting with plastic moulds. Only need to notice the melting point. And some materials are even heat resistant, so it is ideal choice for you.
Another example is using 3D printing making metal parts out of sand mould. It would be very refined and could keep the exact structure of your design. As you can see, it can be used for big project and delicate design such as jewelry as well. This cannot be done with the traditional way.
Nowadays, people all over the world start to use 3D printer for making moulds. From designer of jewelry to metal craftsman, they all benefit from it. Using this technology will help you reduce your cost ,time and offer you with innovative solution.
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