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Vulcanized Rubber Molding with 3D Printed Masters

Make master patterns for rubber molding with 3D printing for faster iteration and lower costs. Use the masters to create molds that produce waxes in quantity for investment casting. Formlabs Standard Resins are perfect for cold molding (RTV) and High Temp Resin withstands the heat of vulcanizing natural rubber.


Download the White Paper: Vulcanized Rubber Molding with 3D Printed Masters

FORMLABS

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Vulcanized Rubber Molding with 3D Printed Masters

   

Make master patterns for rubber molding with 3D printing for faster iteration and lower costs. Use the masters to create molds that produce waxes in quantity for investment casting. Formlabs Standard Resins are perfect for cold molding (RTV) and High Temp Resin withstands the heat of vulcanizing natural rubber.


Download the White Paper: Vulcanized Rubber Molding with 3D Printed Masters

Vulcanized rubber molds are used to produce wax models in quantity for investment casting of metal parts such as jewellery, small industrial components, and gaming miniatures. Making master patterns for molding by machining or hand-crafting can be prohibitively expensive or imprecise. 3D printing with high-performance materials allows designers and casters to leverage digital technology in their production processes.

Read the White Paper to learn:

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How 3D printing can be used in the production of small metal</span></p>

How 3D printing can be used in the production of small metal

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> What vulcanization is and how rubber molds are made</span></p>

What vulcanization is and how rubber molds are made

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Methods and results from Formlabs’ test of material compatibilities for rubber moldmaking</span></span></p>

Methods and results from Formlabs’ test of material compatibilities for rubber moldmaking

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to fabricate metal parts using 3D printing</span></span></span></p>

How to fabricate metal parts using 3D printing

Fill out the form and download the White Paper:





Read the White Paper to learn:

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How 3D printing can be used in the production of small metal</span></p>

How 3D printing can be used in the production of small metal

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> What vulcanization is and how rubber molds are made</span></p>

What vulcanization is and how rubber molds are made

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Methods and results from Formlabs’ test of material compatibilities for rubber moldmaking</span></span></p>

Methods and results from Formlabs’ test of material compatibilities for rubber moldmaking

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to fabricate metal parts using 3D printing</span></span></span></p>

How to fabricate metal parts using 3D printing

Fill out the form and download the White Paper:





Request a free resin samples for vulcanized rubber molds

Formlabs Standard Resins (Black, Grey) and High Temp Resin are the recommended choice for vulcanized rubber molds. Castable Wax Resin can also be used for RTV molding, if you already use it for direct resin casting.

High Temp

High Temp Resin offers a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 238 °C @ 0.45 MPa. Use it to print detailed, precise prototypes with high temperature resistance.

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Grey

Grey Resin is perfect for general purpose prototyping and design, excellent for capturing small details.

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Black

Black Resin is formulated for models with very small features and intricate details.

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Castable Wax

Castable Wax is a 20% wax-filled material for reliable casting with zero ash content and clean burnout.

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