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Fused Filament Fabrication Masters for Castings & Molds

Decreasing Design & Build Time

Mark Huebner, Market Development Manager for 3D Platform (3DP), discusses the potential of 3d printing to shorten the design and build time for casting and mold applications. He also explains how reaching the desired ROI isn’t as simple as pushing an “easy button”. It takes an understanding and working together a variety of components, such as:

  • FFF print capabilities
  • Nozzle size, layer height, print time, and surface finish comparison
  • Post processing techniques
  • Components surface finish requirements
  • Use case and specifications
  • Casting or mold processing to be used

3D printing for mold castings

3D printing has great potential to shorten the design and build time for casting and mold applications.

Showing the practical application of these areas will be a case study featuring a company who went from spending $50,000 per year to print parts for casting masters with an outside service, to having their own large format printer in-house that paid for itself in the first six months.

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