Customized Molds for Fast Response
The customer needed to test a new design where fast iteration of injection molds and short run production was needed. High HDT & toughness were critical requirements to meet thermal cycling specifications. Fortify’s printer (with patented magnetic 3D Printing process) can enable the production of composite parts in a DLP process, with glass filled resins (up to 15%). The process allows to control fibers alignment, voxel by voxel.
Henkel customized high temperature resin IND147, HDT at 220 °C, is 3X stiffer leveraging the Fortify technology. Fortify produced a 3DP mold as a final part. The first successful trial was completed in Henkel´s plant in Richmond in 2020.
3D printed mold is offering:
- Fast throughput and ability to test geometries with final material
- Cost competitive options vs. traditional manufacturing
- Durability, ability to use it for multiple cycles