How Companies are Using 3D Printed Injection Molds to Economically Test Functional Prototypes

Overview

Title: How Companies are Using 3D Printed Injection Molds to Economically Test Functional Prototypes
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour


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Summary

3D printing injection molds takes just a day or two, compared with six to eight weeks required to produce a metal mold. Of course they don’t have the longevity of CNC molds, but these durable plastic versions can be used to create components in their final materials in order to check functionality and material properties.

Join this 60-minute webinar to learn more as Gil Robinson, Senior Application Engineer, Stratasys explains the why’s, how’s and what’s of 3D printed injection molds. Customer examples featured in this webinar include Arad Dalia which uses 3D printed injection molded prototypes to test IEC certification of product assemblies, Berker which performs functional testing on light switch prototypes produced with 3D printed injection molds, and Grundfos which used 3D printed injection molds to test part prototypes in their production material, integrating 3D printed inserts to produce complex features.

What You Will Learn

  • Why companies are including 3D printed injection molds together with traditional methods
  • When does it make sense to use 3D printing for injection molding
  • What are the cost and time savings involved in 3D printing an injection mold
  • What kinds of materials can be injected into a 3D printed mold
  • How do 3D printed molds enable you to create and test parts with complex features
  • Who is using 3D printed injection molds today

Who Should Attend: Engineering managers and directors, manufacturing engineers, production engineers, operations managers, design engineers, industrial designers, quality assurance, materials development, machine shop supervisors.

Speakers


Gil Robinson
Senior Applications Engineer
Stratasys

Gil Robinson has been working for Stratasys since 2012, and he's currently a senior applications engineer where he aides in development of molding applications. Along with graduating from LeHigh University with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, Gil brings with him a wide range of experiences in design, engineering and manufacturing from several industries, including aerospace, consumer goods and industrial goods.