With conventional techniques, molds with cooling channel are usually straight, with slow and uneven cooling effect. Metal 3D printing could be used to manufacture complicated molds with conformal cooling channels. Compared with traditional molds, conformal cooling channel molds could achieve fast and uniform cooling targets, faster mold stripping speed and better results. In addition, molds with vent holes made by the metal 3D printing can solve the difficulties which the traditional manufacturing technology can not be. The application of metal 3D printing technology makes the design of mold products become free and open, drives the production of mold products to the direction of customization and complexity, and finally promotes the development of the whole mold industry to the rapid manufacturing.
Metal 3D Printing Advantages
1. Molds with the conformal cooling channels are printed directly, with larger heat dissipation area, and higher cooling efficiency. Production efficiency can be increased by more than 35%;
2. Molds with conformal cooling channels could achieve uniform temperature distribution, which effectively prevents product warping, deforming, cracking edge, air bell or other defects;
3. Metal 3D printing realizes the limitless design, involves less manual participation and largely shorten mold making cycle, reducing the manufacturing cost from multiple sections.
METAL 3D PRINTERS
Recommended HBD Metal 3D Printers
Shanghai Hanbang United 3D Tech Co., Ltd.
Address: Room 606, Tower C, Hongqiao Green Valley Plaza,
No. 518 Shen Chang Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
Guangdong Hanbang 3D Tech Co., Ltd.
Address: Hongji e Valley, No.23 Tongji Road West, Nantou, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China 528427