SLA 3D Printed Frosted Clear Resin Runner System Scaled-down Prototype

SLA 3D Printed Frosted Clear Resin Runner System Scaled-down Prototype

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Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing
Material Resin
Quantity 2 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 2 workdays

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About Project

At FacFox, we're obsessed with turning your ideas into reality, with a focus on quality and efficiency. Today, we're showcasing a stunning example of how our SLA 3D printing with frosted clear resin excels in prototyping for injection molding projects.

This impressive prototype is a scaled-down version of a runner system, critical for injection molding. The beauty of SLA printing shines through with the frosted clear resin, allowing for a detailed examination of the entire system in one piece.

Take a closer look at the cubic part. Those small holes? Those are the sprues, the primary entry point for molten plastic from the injection molding machine. Flip the model to the side, and the intricate network of channels branching out from the sprue comes into view: these are the runners. Their purpose? To efficiently deliver the molten plastic to different parts of the mold.

On both the left and right sides of the model, you'll see tiny round holes. These are the gates, the final point of entry for the plastic before it fills the mold cavities and forms your desired end product. The frosted clear resin allows for a clear view of these critical features, ensuring any potential issues are identified early in the prototyping stage.

This SLA 3D printed prototype isn't just about aesthetics. It exemplifies the precision and functionality FacFox delivers for our injection molding clients. Our expertise goes beyond printing:

• Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis: We'll ensure your design is optimized for the injection molding process, saving you time and money.

• Material selection: We offer a wide range of materials to perfectly match your project's requirements.

• Rapid turnaround times: Get your prototypes quickly to accelerate your development cycle.

Ready to take your injection molding project to the next level? Contact FacFox today and see how our SLA 3D printing and prototyping services can help you achieve crystal clear success.

Contact FacFox today and see how our SLA 3D printing and prototyping services can help you achieve crystal clear success.

Solution

  • Step 1: Design and Preparation
    • Begin with a detailed 3D model of the runner system, ensuring all dimensions and pathways (sprues, runners, and gates) are accurately represented.
    • Prepare the 3D model file for printing, typically in STL format, and upload it to the SLA printer’s software.
  • Step 2: Printer Setup
    • Select the appropriate SLA Frosted Clear Resin material in the printer settings.
    • Configure the print parameters, such as layer height and orientation, for optimal surface quality and structural integrity.
  • Step 3: Printing Process
    • The SLA printer uses a laser to cure the resin, layer by layer, building the runner system from the bottom up.
    • The laser traces the cross-section of the model onto the surface of the liquid resin, hardening it before moving on to the next layer.
  • Step 4: Post-Processing
  • Step 5: Finishing Touches
    • If necessary, sand the prototype to smooth out any imperfections and achieve the desired frosted appearance.
    • Inspect the sprues, runners, and gates for accuracy and clear any blockages.
  • Step 6: Quality Check
    • Perform a final inspection of the prototype to ensure it meets all specifications and design requirements.