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injection moulding with 3D printers.


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Emric Arthur emric

injection moulding with 3D printers.

23/11/2017 at 17:38

hello there communitiers!

I came across this, well dry sounding but extremely informative video that walks you through everything you will need to know about choosing your injection moulding moulds.

Alot of what is discussed is the difference in benefits between an aluminium mould and a 3D printed mould in an aluminium case. This is particularly relevant to us makers since we are unlikely to produce large quantities of moulded items, and so this is a good source for you to understand the benefits and limitations of both.

recently I have sourced a local 3D printing service to use once I have created my CAD file and I hope to put this technique into practice in the near future.

But anyways! in the mean time … enjoy!


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24/11/2017 at 13:27

thanks for this, very interesting 🙂

25/11/2017 at 22:28

do you know what I always wondered? could you create an aluminium mould by creating a die and pouring molten aluminium from reused cans? THAT would be cool!

26/11/2017 at 02:04

I have done some research into this and found that the machines from stratsys were expensive. have a look at this

3D Printer Price

I think we should start our own way to do moulds and share what we come up with @emric I think your on the right track

26/11/2017 at 02:05

the last post didnt have this link it check this out

printer price

26/11/2017 at 02:13

This is not injection moulding but i think is relevant I saw this the other day and it blew my mind so much so I am working on a prototype.

‘print your city’ initiative sees 3D-printed plastic bags become urban furniture

27/11/2017 at 16:27

plastikfantastik Thanks for sharing this, really useful to see prices because most companies say “request a quote” which is usually code for “expensive but we don’t want to say how expensive.”

I have the problem of not being in a situation currently where I can start making freely so I am limited to software, drawing, researching and organising. I will direct as much research as possible back towards this chat and if you (or someone in the community!) had the means to actually test our mood technique then that would be epic!!

I saw you have a few friends in your group who are in Australia too, are they local? do you have any space to build and make?

27/11/2017 at 19:14

plastikfantastik … this is the answer!

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