Indirect Prototyping / Manufacturing Overview

 

Indirect Prototyping /Manufacturing Overview

Best Practice

p/n 33-D278 Rev A

 

Sheet Metal Forming

  • MJP is ideal for high compression, room temperature manufacturing operations like sheet metal forming 
  • Engineering material Armor (M2G-CL) has ideal strength, stiffness, toughness, and compressive properties for this application.
  • ProFlex (M2G-DUR) and other rigid materials can also work depending on the required geometry.
  • Armor material is able to support 15 tons of force from a standard hydraulic press.
  • Materials is durable enough to make hundreds of parts per tool.
  • Simple design with dowel pins: Print the hole the exact diameter of the pin to achieve a snug press fit.
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Thermoforming

  • M2S-HT90 has ideal properties for high temperature forming applications like thermoforming and vacuum forming.
  • M2S-HT90 HDT of 90°C allows for high cycle rates.
  • Material withstands repeated high compressive forces.
  • Sufficient tensile elongation for assembly and fixture needs.
  • Smooth and blemish free "molding quality" surface.
  • Excellent bulk geometric accuracy of the parts.
  • Can form extremely small features like text markings and/or high fidelity and complex surface textures.
  • Precisely control air paths for high yields.

 

Injection Molding

  • M2S-HT90 has ideal properties for high temperature forming applications like injection molding.
  • M2S-HT90 with a HDT of 90°C allows for high compressive forces.
  • Sufficient tensile elongation for assembly and fixture needs.
  • Smooth and blemish free "molding quality" surface.
  • Excellent bulk geometric accuracy of the parts.
  • Ability to form extremely small features for things like text markings and/or to create high fidelity and complex surface textures.
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Printed Master Patterns for RTV Molding and Direct Printed Molds for RTV Silicone and Polyurethane

  • MJP provides sufficient stiffness and strength to properly represent the geometry
  • Good elongation for successful part molding and removal needs.
  • Smooth surface quality
  • Overall bulk geometric accuracy of the parts
  • The ability to form extremely small features for things like text markings and/or to create high fidelity and complex surface textures.
  • Clean release of silicone parts from eggshell molds
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Wax Mold for Investment Casting

  • Rigid and engineering materials are able to mold wax patterns.
  • Elastomeric patterns provide additional flexibility for removal of more complex features.
  • Smooth surface quality
  • Good bulk geometric accuracy of the parts.
  • The ability to form extremely small features for things like text markings and/or to create high fidelity and complex surface textures.
  • Good release properties, but typically require a release agent.