3D printers can be used to make ordinary or high precision moulds. A positive model can be printed using FDM technology and then a silicon or aluminium mould is easily reproduced accordingly. Likewise, the finalised design can be printed into SLA or DLP pieces and subsequently a plaster mould can be prepared. With POLYJET technique we can make a die (negative), directly without having a positive part.
In the traditional moulding, in order to make a die, one necessarily needs to build the positive part prior to manufacturing of die (negative). In mould manufacturing by means of 3D printing processes, all steps of creating the positive model, adding shrinkage percentage and finally preparing the negative model can be accomplished on the 3D modelling or an interface software, and right get to printing of the die; that means, in fact, higher speed and lower cost and time in manufacturing. Interface softwres are those that receive 3D model and generate G-Code.
This service is available at PART for a broad range of materials. A-Z process of mould design up to printing is performed inside our office and additional workshop duties or probable machinings is outsourced with careful safekeeping of design. Error of mould parts manufacturing is ±0.05 mm. To receive more information about PART’s capabilities on design and manufacturing of moulds by 3D printing technology, please contact our professionals through the following numbers.