3D Printing for Injection Molding and Rapid Tooling Webinar

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This presentation will describe how 3D printed tooling can be used
for injection and blow molding of plastic prototypes. Attendees will learn how
rapid tooling via 3D printing offers fast turn-around of real material
prototypes at relatively low cost, eliminating the need for traditional
tooling.

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Date and Time
December 13, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST)

Injection molded
products are made of thermoplastics that feature properties difficult to
simulate with 3D printed prototypes. Printing the tool, rather than part,
offers an alternative approach to product development. Rapid tooling via 3D
printing allows the part's actual material to be molded in a tool that is
fabricated within several hours at low cost. Attendees of this presentation
will learn how Objet has developed an ABS-like tooling material offering
high-temperature resistance and a good combination of stiffness and toughness.
The presentation provides examples of tools and molded parts of different
geometries and molded materials, demonstrating the range of industries impacted
by this solution. Participants will also learn how the same approach applies to
plastic blow molding process, i.e. using printed tools for the fabrication of
final-material blow-molded prototypes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn how printed injection molding tools save time and
    money in the product development phase
  • Learn how printed tools allow real material prototypes
    reflecting the inherent characteristics/properties stemming from the
    injection molding process
  • Discover how printed tools also apply to blow molding
    processes, allowing for real-material prototypes
  • Understand why the molding benefits using printed tools
    must be examined for each material/geometry combination

Jim TeDesco
Marketing Manager
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.