There are many requirements for custom injection molds in the manufacturing sector especially in cases where the production is low volume but the cost of mold making does not justify the end product.
The ability to conceive and create custom injection molds with 3D printers changed everything about manufacturing which has been dependent on traditional injection molds.
Speed, accuracy, perfect surface finish and cost efficiency apart, PolyJet 3D printed custom injection molding makes it possible to create a component almost instantly for testing or if the need is a fewer runs of the component. This paves way for immediate review, feedback and iterations till design and functionality perfection is achieved without worrying about cost-prohibiting tooling and time consuming mold corrections under traditional methods.
This is especially useful for prototypes, which can now be created onsite in just hours, from mold design to final test product, using the normal plastic injection molding process and production materials for accurate functional testing. PolyJet Tooling is an effective prototype injection molds manufacturing method in cases where
Complex geometry would make traditional tooling difficult
Low quantities are needed
Design changes are expected and,
Rapid prototyping from the final production plastic is important
Smart PolyJet technology built machines by 3D Systems, brought to you by Redington3D are the best in their class when tooling is concerned.