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Testing parts in final materials faster, 3D printing inroads in injection molding.

When it comes to injection molding, precision is of utmost importance. Injection molding, or injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity, has benefitted enormously from the cost-effective and speedy nature of 3D printing. Injection molding can be a lengthy and costly process with the fact that tooling can take anywhere from weeks to months using expensive materials and traditional tooling methods.

Additive manufacturing offers a significant decrease in time and production cost, cutting those weeks and months to hours and days, as well as offering cheaper materials with no overall cost of quality. Over the next twelve pages, we're going to discuss the overall impact additive manufacturing has had on the injection molding industry and how it can be implemented into your business production process. We'll discuss the best practice guidelines of designing molds, printing molds, finishing molds, mounting, and the injection molding process. Download the whitepaper to learn more.

High-resolution molds created using PolyJet technology produce fine features in injection molded parts. Nypro created this component part to test injection molded parts.

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