Injection molds are expensive, take long time to design and procure, and 40% of all products fail after launch and end on shelves.
AddiFab has developed Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) to solve these challenges. FIM allows injection molding with the agility of 3D-printing, for unprecedented scalability and flexibility:
Additive manufacturing is the only production technology in Industry 4.0. With FIM, additive manufacturing turns industrial.
Develop a mold design based on the desired geometry, and define print parameters.
The mold must be thoroughly rinsed to ensure that the internal cavity has been cleaned of all non-cured resin.
Post-cure the mold to ensure that full hardness has been achieved also on internal surfaces.
Fill the printed mold, using conventional injection molding equipment. A mold-base with a cavity corresponding to the outer dimensions of the FIM mold provides support during injection.