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72927Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Injection molding

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  • Alan Cox
    Jun 11, 2013
      On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:21:13 -0000
      "etendam" <etendam@...> wrote:

      > I've seen molds created of liquid Aluminium (Resin)used by hobbyist. I think this would be the best way to start with. The proces is similar to creating a double silicone mold. (piece in clay-> por in first -> remove clay -> make second half)

      There are commercial people who basically 3D print low volume moulds.
      It's cost effective for a few hundred items in certain formats.

      We still have a variety of UK toolmakers, dunno what the US situation is
      like. Over here it's mostly the more specialist and complex mouldings
      that you can no longer get produced.

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