What types of moulds do you supply?
We supply moulds for low to medium temperature processing techniques that require limited pressure.
- Polyurethane casting
- Concrete casting
- General resin casting
- Composite processing (hand layup, vacuum infusion, low temperature prepreg, etc)
- Foam casting
Moulds can generally be used for up to 300 releases. However, depending on complexity, temperature and general usage this number can be much lower. In some cases it is also possible to produce sacrificial moulds.
Why should a use a mould printed by a 3D printer?
3D printing offers you maximum flexibility in your design. After you have designed your mould in a 3D printing app it’s just a small step to produce the mould by a 3D printer.
Why are you so competitive with your pricing?
We buy (spare) printing capacity and use this to produce moulds and models for our customers. Most of the quoting is coded in our website and our production process is so optimized that we provide the best offers in industry.
What kind of 3D printing technology are you using?
Printed moulds and model are used for a large variety of purposes. Our printing process SLA, or more technically correct top-down DLP, does deliver large parts in a hard thermoset plastic. We can print 0.5 x 0.5 x 1m in one go. However, we can combine multiple prints to form a larger mould. Generally, we would say that our moulds are an option to investigate for products larger than 10 cm and smaller than 3m.
Do you ship anywhere?
We need additional engineering. Do you offer these service as well?
It is important to have a good model drawing of the part you want to make. If you only have a pencil sketch, 2D drawing or just the physical part with no engineering data, our engineers can help to get to a part model. We use a variety of techniques for this. We use our standard rates for these activities, which you can find else on our website.
How do you treat confidential design and products?
Confidentiality and non-disclosure is standard practice at Moulds and Models. We will not use anything supplied to us for any other use than the expected steps for quoting and production. However, due to costs involved, we will not standard get into an NDA with our clients
What kind of engineering skills do you have?
We have engineers with backgrounds in various industries like aerospace, polymer processing and civil engineering. We also have the software tools to ensure we can handle (almost) all 3D model files and we can also work form 3D scans (point clouds).
What size products can you print?
Our current largest print volume is 0,50 x 0,50 x 1m; so very large already. Due to special bonding techniques we can assemble multiple products as well.
The largest product made so far measures 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 metres!