Additive Manufacturing allows direct integration of conformal cooling channels in molds and mold inserts. Optimised heat dissipation enables shorter cycle times and increased productivity and plastic product quality in injection moldingoperations. Using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) makes it possible to integrate optimised, conformal cooling channels into the mold during the production process.
This ensures faster and more even heat dissipation. It reduces thermal stress in the mold and prolongs service life. The plastic product quality and dimensional accuracy of the parts is also increased as well as reducing warpage. In addition, this also allows for a drastic reduction of cycle times.