I've been looking for direct tooling methods which can make mold
without any human intervention so far.
Yeah....The future manufacturing system,I always think,should be
comprised of unmanned processes,which are not skill-dependent,but
system-dependent,as you know.
During my eager search,I hear there seem to be some methods which
are capable of making resin(photopolymer)-based mold directly from
3D CAD model of mold.
The minimum requirements for injection mold,I think,are as follow.
1. Accuracy : +/- 0.05 mm
2. Tool life : 100 - 200 shots (All my applications are for eng-
ineering sample making)
3. Materials to be injected : ABS,PC or glass-filled.
4. Turnaround : Within 2 days from 3D model to physical mold
regardless of its shape.
Is there anyone who happened to know of any process which can meet
the above requirements ?
Any information you can give me would be greatly apprecicated.
Thank you in advance.
Precision Technology Center,LG-PRC / LG Electronics Inc.
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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