Use CAD software or our free configurators to create the 3D model. Can't find the right file?
Simply drag and drop the STEP/STP file or select it from a folder. Filter according to requirements or scroll to p2m method and select material.
The costs for the tool and parts, the delivery time and manufacturability are immediately displayed and you can complete your order directly online.
Convince yourself of the advantages of the print2mold process and the quality of the metal tools, and order two sample parts from a 3D-printed metal injection mould free of charge:
Plain bearing made from 3D-printed injection mould
Material: iglidur G
Gear from 3D-printed injection mould
Material: iglidur X
The fast manufacturing of injection moulding tools with 3D printing allows for fast, cost-effective production of prototypes close to volume production and small volumes made with injection moulding. This might not replace the costly manufacturing of machined injection moulding tools - but such tools are profitable only for batch sizes of more than 10,000. In addition to the cost advantage, injection moulding with additively manufactured tools is much faster - on average, six business days are enough to finish tools and parts.
Another advantage of the print2mold procedure is the fast and easy cost calculation for injection moulding in the freely available online tool. Users can see the total price and price per unit (including tool costs), but also manufacturing time for the entire project. First, the online tool automatically checks the design for print2mold procedure suitability so that any additional cost (such as for mechanical rework) can be identified immediately and included in the calculation.
When the model has been uploaded and the desired material chosen (the option of filtering according to requirements enables you to identify the perfect material), the complete configuration can be requested immediately or forwarded easily for further review.
In the development phase of an industrial, AI-controlled waste separation system, ZenRobotics, a Finnish company was looking for plain bearings that could handle a linear speed of 3m/s. The geometry had to be suitable for the grooved aluminium axles on which they are mounted. The 3D printing process allowed the plain bearings with their complex geometry to be produced and tested in a short time. In the next step, injection moulding tools were manufactured additively with print2mold to take advantage of injection moulding's material diversity.
The print2mold process, in which injection moulding tools can be 3D printed in a very short time, greatly reduced the cost of a small-series tool for a ball bearing cage. In addition to a 50-fold reduction in the price of the prototype tool, the print2mold process reproduced the complex ball bearing cage geometry without great difficulty.
3D printing with wear-resistant polymers: 3D printing service, material shop and information about materials, procedures and services.
You choose the design, the material and the quantity - further services for special parts, prototypes and series made of wear-resistant plastics.