As adoption of 3D printing spreads throughout the larger sector of industrial manufacturing, the value of the technology as more than just a rapid prototyping tool is becoming increasingly evident. Even when additive manufacturing (AM) isn’t being used to produce end parts, businesses are learning that it can be used for the fabrication of tooling for their traditional production processes.
In particular, 3D printing molds and dies for injection molding and die casting holds a lot of potential due to the various benefits that AM offers in terms of making custom, on-demand and complex parts.
The most common for mass manufacturing plastic parts, injection molding involves injecting liquid plastic into a mold at high pressure. Filling all of the cavities of the mold, the plastic hardens, and the finished part is removed. Most often, the polymers used are thermoplastics, which are melted at high temperatures and cool […]
Texas Prototype is a full-service concept to production service company offering concept review, design consultancy, material selection, prototyping, and low volume production.
A division of Texas Injection Molding, we understand the requirements of high-volume manufacturing and offer design for manufacturing experience to ensure cost-effective manufacturable products as product designs are delivered from prototype to high volume production.