Category: 3D printing

Why injection moulding tools from the 3D printer?

Dirk Zacharias | 2. August 2019

With the aid of 3D printing, injection moulds can be manufactured at up to 80% lower costs. As a result, 3D-printed moulds are particularly interesting for small batches and samples, and can be commissioned for a quantity of 1 or more. The complete iglidur range of 50 materials is available for the maintenance-free plastic plain […]

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How does a 3D printer work?

Dirk Zacharias | 2. August 2019

Basically, a 3D printer works much like a well-known 2D printer that applies ink to a paper by means of a jet or laser. The 3D printing is an additive process in which material is gradually added layer by layer to create a three-dimensional model. There are several methods in 3D printing that work slightly […]

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Reworking tolerances

Dirk Zacharias | 1. August 2019

Depending on the requirements of the finished component, 3D printing also requires a certain amount of reworking of the printed parts. For example, support structures or masses have to be removed manually. Likewise, the parts are subjected to various methods of blasting or vibratory finishing as required. Manual sanding may also be required to get […]

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How accurately can a 3D printer print?

Dirk Zacharias | 1. August 2019

The accuracy of a 3D printing part depends on the respective method and the quality of the printer. The filament used and the quality of the CAD data also play a role here. Basic information on tolerances in 3D printing Compared to injection moulding or machining processes, the possible deviations are greater in 3D printing. […]

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When is direct 3D printing more suitable than print2mold?

Dirk Zacharias | 1. August 2019

For example, if the delivery must be extremely fast – 24h up to a maximum of 3 days. In addition, the more complex the component, the more beneficial it is to make the components directly in 3D printing. Due to the tool-less manufacturing, complexity does not cause any additional costs. For small parts under 5 […]

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