Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding with 3D Printed Molds
Accelerate product development, reduce costs and lead times, and bring better products to market by incorporating 3D printing and short-run injection molding into your development process.
An Efficient and Affordable Means for Bridge Tooling
Use 3D printed injection molds with both benchtop and industrial machines to effiecently and affordably produce hundreds to thousands of
functional prototypes, parts for pilot production, or end-use parts.
For Both Desktop and Industrial Molding Machines
Injection molds fabricated with Formlabs 3D printers have been tested with both desktop and industrial injection molding machines using a wide range of pressures, temperatures, and materials.
A Complete Desktop Ecosystem
With a Formlabs 3D printer and desktop molding machine, its easy to get started 3D print injection molds in-house. Quickly test, validate, and itterate prototypes, produce pre-production parts in
your final production material, and even manufacture end-use parts in limited series with limited equipment and training.
Production on the Factory Floor
Grow your business and take on more small volume jobs by leveraging 3D printing to produce injection molds. Whether you outsource low volume tooling or machine inhouse, 3D printing can
be used on the factory floor to affordable and efficiently fabricate injection molds while allocating skilled resources elsewhere.
Integrate into Any Injection Molding Workflow
Formlabs complete, easy-to-use ecosystem can seamlessly be integrated into any injection molding workflow. Save time and money on low-volume injection molding projects by leveraging the benefits of 3D printing to quickly and affordably produce hundreds to thousands of parts in traditional thermoplastics.
Follow common design for manufacturing principles when designing a 3D printed injection mold.
Mold 3D Printing
The Form 3+ uses high-performance materials such as Rigid 10K Resin to produce strong, smooth, detailed molds.
Assembling the 3D printed mold in a Master Unit Die increases longevity.
3D printed molds can be installed in both desktop and industrial injection molding machines.
Molds fabricated with Formlabs 3D printers have been tested using a wide range of process parameters.
Compressed air can accelerate cooling time, which is typically longer with plastic molds.
Ejector pins can be added to automate demolding.
Tools to Get Started 3D Printing Injection Molds
Formlabs ecosystem of accesible 3D printers and high performance materials can be used to fabricate strong, smooth, highly detailed injection molds capable of producing hundreds to thousands of parts under demanding molding conditions.
Rigid 10K Resin 1 L
High Temp Resin 1 L
Grey Pro Resin 1 L