Unfortunately, this technology still isn’t perfect. There are some situations where using 3D printing for injection mold making may not be the best ideas, as there could be some drawbacks.
For example, the effectiveness of 3D printing molds is limited to a low number of batches, so if you are planning to produce large numbers from the get-go, you should better consider this aspect, as you may end up having too much work without the expected reward.
Also, keep in mind that 3D printing materials are still less durable than those used in traditional injection mold making. Therefore, even when you use the most durable printing filaments, the durability of your molds will not be the same as the durability of traditional industrial molds.
However, there are some ways to improve the probability of success when using 3D printing for injection mold making. Examples are considering how to make a design to help you ease the manufacturing process and using other materials to increase the strength and provide support to the mold. Anyways, in case of doubt, do not hesitate to contact us.
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