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  1. #1
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    Question what's the effect of 3D printer to the mold industry?

    Hello, every one,

    Happy new year!

    I just want to know what's the effect of 3D printer to the mold industry? who can help me ?

    Lisa

  2. #2
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    Default 3d printing effect on mold industry

    I'm not sure exactly what your looking for and I'm not an expert on the subject but I imagine for one thing it would make small batch runs much more economical. What exactly are you trying to find out?

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    Default maybe mould still in its field

    I think maybe mould still in its field. 3D printer may be good for the special mould but not good for the mass production. DIY field may be good for the 3D printer.

    China Mold Manufacturer|Plastic|Injection|Tooling-China EuroMicron Mould Engineering Ltd

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    I don't think 3D Printers will challenge Injection molding anytime soon.
    3D printers take A LONG TIME to produce a medium-sized part, where as a mold can spit-out a few every minute.
    It's a detail vs. speed situation,
    3D printers can make very detailed and intricate parts slowly, but molds can spit-out basic parts fast.

  5. #5
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by aloon15 View Post
    I don't think 3D Printers will challenge Injection molding anytime soon.
    3D printers take A LONG TIME to produce a medium-sized part, where as a mold can spit-out a few every minute.
    It's a detail vs. speed situation,
    3D printers can make very detailed and intricate parts slowly, but molds can spit-out basic parts fast.
    I agree with aloon15. Was checking 3D Printers and 3D models recently and found some interesting stuff on

    Free 3D CAD Models - PARTcloud

    Some of those models you can actually print and use, they are practical, while most of them on other sites do not have any purpose at all or they are almost impossible to made. (plus, found a bunch of PDF catalogs, too, free download!) Hope it helps!

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    Hi there,
    Nothing, at least not for now.
    For the industry, the ratio quality/speed for 3D printing is still not enough. The molding process is much more powerful.

 

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