3D Printing for Injection Molding

Injection Molding with the Geometric Complexity of 3D Printing

The Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) process from Addifab allows for injection molding resins to be processed into shapes not otherwise possible.

Video: Controlled Porosity Can Be Functional Advantage Realized via 3D Printing

A wall of metal that looks solid is actually 90% dense, allowing gas to pass through. Mold venting is one application.

Video: Metal AM Affects Plastics Production via Conformal Cooling

Additive manufacturing allows cooling channels within mold tooling inserts to follow the form of the tool rather than being straight drilled holes. Here’s why this matters.

Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics 2019 Recap

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics, held during Amerimold 2019, offered a platform for industry experts and mold builders to discuss how AM can complement injection molding and what it takes to transition from prototyping to high-volume production.

Mold Builder Learns How to Use Hybrid AM to Build Conformal-Cooled Inserts

It is one thing to understand additive manufacturing technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.

NXT Factory Unveils Quantum Laser Sintering System

NXT Factory has unveiled the final version of the QLS 350, a powder-based additive manufacturing (AM) quantum laser sintering system designed for low and medium volume production for the injection molding industry.

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

New potential for mold tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.

Cool Stuff We Discovered at Rapid + TCT 2019 (See Our Video Collection)

AI for process improvement, 3D printing with metal paste, droids for build change—here are six innovations we wanted to share with you straight from the show floor.

A European View on AM: Rethinking Injection Molds

Overseas business models and applications of metal additive manufacturing promise to improve or invent functionalities integrated into molds and tools.

3 Ways a Small Mold Builder Uses 3D Printing

How mold builder Byrne Tool + Design uses 3D printing for simultaneous mold manufacturing, conformal cooling and hybrid designs. 

3D Printing Heat-Resistant Materials on a Preheated Substrate

Preheating the substrate plate in laser beam melting to 500°C prevents crack formation in AM parts made from carbon tool steels.

New Kimura U.S. Metal Casting Plant Relies Entirely on 3D Printing for Molds and Cores

Printing foundry molds and cores without hard tooling will speed leadtimes and make small quantities of castings affordable, the company says. Its proprietary process advances the detail and finish obtainable from casting using sand 3D printing.