Hi, I am new to 3d printing, and would like some suggestions as to the best materials to use for my intended purpose. I do not intend to print these myself, but outsource the work, but I would like to understand what would be the most efficient and cost effective way to have this done.
So I printed molds of ABS for vacuum forming. The molds warped in the first vacuum forming process. the mold had 30% infill. I guess the mold could not withstand the vacuum forming machine temperature. So I applied vinyl ester on the second mold to with stand the temperature.
One of the things I want to do in 3D printing is make models for lost wax investment casting. In this case I would use PLA or one of the softer materials like Moldaly to make the model, bury it in investment and burn out the model in an oven. This is done and works well.
Hi everyone. I am looking into making a 3D printed mold and am trying to find the best solution for removing 3D print lines from PLA plastic prints. I have tried using XTC 3D coating but I tend to lose details and the stuff wells up in low points of the mold despite my best efforts. I have also heard that an acetone vapour treatment will not work for PLA plastics!
I need to make a mold. The mold needs to be an array of very small pyramidal 2-3mm shapes spaced ~3mm like this idea shown in plan view............................................................ Are very small shapes feasible? Like little droplets with a pointy top?
Hi there- can anyone tell me who can make the high precision functional injection molds with the toughness of ABS (for doing very small production runs)? Are there plastics that you cannot use in these short run molds? Thanks the Quinster
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