RTV Molding With FDM Patterns

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Room temperature vulcanization (RTV) molding is an affordable solution for prototyping, functional testing, product demonstrations and short-run production applications.

Machining patterns for silicone molds is expensive, requires lead times of one to two weeks, and limits the geometric complexity of molded parts. These factors diminish the value of silicone molding and present obstacles to design revision.

3D printing patterns using FDM technology can significantly reduce mold-making time and provide the flexibility to incorporate intricate or complex features without added time or cost.

Download this free technical application guide and learn:

  • When FDM technology is the best fit for silicone molding patterns
  • Best practices for design, file processing and production planning
  • Key process considerations
  • Success factors

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