The role of mold rapid prototyping technology

Mold manufacturing rapid prototyping technology also plays an important role in the increasingly competitive market economy, mold manufacturing rapid prototyping technology also plays an important role, is an important part of the advanced manufacturing technology group. It focuses on computer aided design and manufacturing technology, laser technology and material science and technology, in the absence of traditional mold and fixture, quickly create arbitrary complex shape and have a certain function of the 3D entity model or parts, about the cost of new product development and mold manufacturing, repair. Section is used in aviation, aerospace, automotive, communications, medical, electronics, household appliances, toys, military equipment, industrial modeling (sculpture), architectural models, machinery industry and other fields. In the mold manufacturing industry, the rapid prototyping made by rapid prototyping technology is combined with silica gel mold, metal cold spraying, precision casting, electrocasting, centrifugal casting and other methods to produce molds.

 

So what are its characteristics? First, it adopts the method of increasing materials (such as coagulation, welding, cementation, sintering, aggregation, etc.) to form the required parts appearance, because of the RP technology in the process of manufacturing products won’t produce waste cause the pollution of environment, so in today’s modern pays attention to the ecological environment, this also is a green manufacture technology. Secondly, it has solved many problems in traditional processing and manufacturing for laser technology, numerical control technology, chemical industry, material engineering and other technologies. The wide application of rapid prototyping technology in China has played a supporting role in the development of manufacturing enterprises in China, enhanced the rapid response ability of enterprises to the market, improved the competitiveness of enterprises, and also made a significant contribution to the national economic growth.

 

Advantages of 3D printing prototypes

 

1. With good complex manufacturing capability, it can complete manufacturing difficult to be completed by traditional methods. The product is complex, and only through multiple rounds of design – prototype machine production – test – modification design – prototype machine reproduction – re-test process, through the prototype machine repeated test can timely find problems and correction. However, the output of the prototype is very small, and it takes a long time and high cost to adopt the traditional manufacturing method, resulting in a long development cycle and high cost.

 

2. Low cost and fast speed of small batch manufacturing can significantly reduce the development risk and shorten the development time. 3D printing ingot casting with planks do not need to traditional manufacturing mode, system, mold and die forging process, can rapid prototype production, low cost, and digital, the entire production process can be modified at any time, at any time, in a short time, a large number of verification test, thus significantly reduce the risk of developing, shorten the development time, reduce the development cost.

 

3. High material utilization, can effectively reduce the production cost. The traditional manufacturing is “material reduction manufacturing”, through the raw material billet cutting, extrusion and other operations, remove the excess raw materials, processing the required parts shape, the processing process of the removal of raw materials difficult to recycle, the waste of raw materials. 3D printing only adds raw materials where it is needed, and the material utilization rate is very high, which can make full use of expensive raw materials and significantly reduce the cost.


Post time: Jun-21-2022

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