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Addifab’s Freeform Injection Molding allows mold manufacturers and processors to create prototype parts in various materials with the added benefit that they are also true production parts molded in the preferred polymer for the properties required.
The need for a robust supply chain that can respond to rapidly changing demand as product life cycles shorten hasn’t changed, says Protolabs CEO Vicki Holt. 3D printing isn’t always the right solution, nor is injection molding — you have to...
Researchers at Waseda University have developed a hybrid fused filament fabrication method that improves metal adhesion to the plastic part and eliminates an environmentally problematic step compared with conventional metallization processes.