The challenge: Slow production development of mold tool.
The solution: Increased product development by 88% with 3D printed tooling.
The part is a handle in a baseball bat.
The material are a Wilson/DeMarini proprietary composite.
- The mold design is an easy process; similar to building a mold box around the design, and then make it a cavity.
- The Wilson Sporting Goods/DeMarini proprietary composite materials filled the molds nicely in the first test rounds.
- Datasheet materials were used for molding data, settings, pressure, temperatures, and more.
- Early hands-on testing for i.e. assembly and performance using first-out-of-tool parts is valuable for most team members: materials, design, process, regulatory, and if you need to make another round of iterations, you can do these the same day.