Analysis of the application of the Z-Corps three-dimensional printing system for rapid tooling for plastic injection moulded components

Philip Hackney, Ketan Pancholi

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Abstract

Rapid Tooling using rapid prototyping methods such as SLAs' AIM and SLSs' Rapid Steel have been used to produce plastic injection mould tools. This paper investigates the utilisation of Z-Corps low cost 3D printing process to produce direct polymer injection moulding tool inserts for fast, low cost aesthetic components. The application of 3D printing utilising plaster based materials and hardeners for direct injection moulding is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping, and Manufacturing
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherWiley
Pages3-11
ISBN (Print)978-1860584657
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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