Currently, there is a wide variety of 3D printing materials available in the market, but not all of them are a good fit for making injection molds.
The process of injection molding is a rigorous one. It requires the mold to resist significant temperatures changes. In addition, getting the product out of the mold sometimes means a lot of manipulation, which could result in the deformation of the mold if the material does not have the resistance required.
Also, the material you use should be able to be shaped into the highest level of detail, since injection molding requires high precision and smooth surfaces from the molds in order to achieve very tight tolerances.
A good choice of material to 3D print molds is the variation of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) known as “Digital ABS”. This material provides the same properties as the standard version, but it has improved impact resistance for parts that are exposed to hitting and shock. Of course, high-quality surface finish and resistance to high temperatures are also provided by this version of the ABS.
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