In the traditional mold manufacturing process, molds made by mold manufacturers have their own unique features in terms of durability, strength and precision. Usually, the mold manufacturer will first use the software such as PRO-E to draw the mold drawing, and then use the corresponding machine to produce the mold. In the actual application process, the mold is often resistant to wear. Therefore, most of the molds use steel, alloy and other materials in the manufacturing process.
Generally speaking, in this way, large-scale mold manufacturing can often achieve good economic benefits, but in the single-piece and small-batch production process, the effect obtained by the traditional method is more general. At present, this method can be used to produce traditional injection molding, die casting, rubber molds and other products.
Generally speaking, a mold needs to be completed through various steps such as concept design and material selection. When new products launched by mold manufacturers are listed, they must pass strict international standards and system certification. The certification of multiple components will take a long time, which is not conducive to the early launch of new products.
In this case, 3D printing offers moldmakers a completely new solution. As far as the mold manufacturing industry is concerned, the use of 3D printers can make mold manufacturing more accurate, better, and faster. Today, the traditional mold manufacturing industry in the world has been affected by 3D printing technology to a certain extent. In some areas, 3D printing has even begun to subvert and compete with traditional mold making techniques.