Researchers propose a new approach to producing mold inserts with optical surface quality and no degradation using electroforming, thermal spray, and selective laser melting.
Siemen’s Parasolid geometric modeling software now offers tools for Convergent Modeling and lattice structures.
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Additive Manufacturing.
Coated conformal cooling channels can prevent scaling and corrosion in injection molds, increasing heat transfer, improving performance, and reducing outages.
Difficult-to-cool areas of a mold cost cycle time, making the perfect application for additive tooling, including retrofitting an existing tool with lifters, slides and high wear areas.
Matsuura Machinery USA Inc.’s Lumex technology makes effective mold/gas venting possible and improves the quality of molds.
3D Systems launches its latest software solution 3DXpert for SolidWorks 15, which prepares and optimizes users’ designs for additive manufacturing.
How to Select the Right Programming CAM Software for Directed Energy Deposition in Mold Repair and Modification
Selecting the right programming CAM software improves the use of directed energy deposition to repair and modify tooling.
FIM or freeform injection molding combines the proven injection molding process with the freedom of part design. Check out this video describing how this advanced technology works.
Learn how color 3D applications are enabled with a 3D printing system that allows the production of functional parts in full color in a fraction of the time.
Lester Jones, VP of Custom Mold & Design discusses the shop's use of its Matsuura Lumex Avance-25 hybrid AM machine for creating conformal-cooled inserts with MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges.
While 3D-printed conformal coolant lines in steel injection molds reduce production costs and improve part quality, aluminum molds can yield similar results faster and at a lower cost.
The Cool Parts Show, the series from Additive Manufacturing Media about 3D printing for industrial production, has produced special episodes about 3D printing during the COVID-19 crisis.
Combining Injection Molding with 3D Printing Creates Freedom from Conventional Moldmaking Techniques
Rich Oles of Alba Enterprises and Carsten Jarfelt of Addifab discuss how free form injection molding provides freedom from conventional moldmaking methods.
As the COVID-19 crisis has deepened, Rocklin Manufacturing has been addressing the need to fulfill the growing PPE backlog by not only turning to 3D printing, but by also connecting with its local community.
Implementing additive tooling into a mold can be a daunting task, but maintaining it over the life of the tool can be straight-up scary. Here are three steps to include in your maintenance plan.
Nanofabrica's Direct Rapid Soft Tooling (DRST) process enables lead times of two hours from file to injected part. With up to 1000 injection-molded parts per tool, the technology unlocks potential applications in small or medium-batch manufacturing.
The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.