3D Printed
Mold Production

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3D Printed Mold Manufacturing

3D printing is an emerging technology for cost effective rapid production of low volume tooling and can be an effective way to manufacture composite tooling.

The 3D printing process generally has broader tolerances than the CNC milling process used in tooling board and CFRP mold manufacture. The nature of the process also results in a less glossy surface finish. However for the right job it means less material waste and can be done fast.

Another option is to 3D print the mold and follow up with CNC milling to reach the appropriate tolerance and surface quality.

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What can we do?

Materials
  • ULTEM 9085
  • Resin SLA
Process
  • FDM
  • SLA
Production methods
  • Pre-preg
  • Infusion
  • Wet-Lay
  • Jigs and fixtures

Tolerances

FDM

Type Tolerance Datum Inspection Criteria
Surface Profile ±0.5mm Best fit to CAD data or specified datum Points evenly distributed over surface with a minimum of 100 inspection points per m² of critical surface area.
Hole Location ±0.1mm Best fit to CAD data, UOS. 100% inspection
Hole center locations to be detailed on report discrete from other measurements
Hole Diameter F8 N/A 100% inspection
Hole diameters to be detailed on report as discrete geometric features

SLA

Type Tolerances Measure Datum Inspection Criteria
Surface Profile ±0.2mm Best fit to CAD data or specified datum Points evenly distributed over surface with a minimum of 100 inspection points per m² of critical surface area.
Hole Location ±0.15mm Best fit to CAD data or specified datum 100% inspection
Hole center locations to be detailed on report discrete from other measurements
Hole Diameter F8 N/A 100% inspection
Hole diameters to be detailed on report as discrete geometric features

Want to know more?

Simply upload a .STEP file on our app and we will give you an instant quote. From here you can customise your quote until you’re happy to order. We then anonymize your CAD before sending it to a supplier to be made.

Generating a quote using our online tool takes less than five minutes.

Over 96% of our online quotes are accurate the first time.

We have a federalised network of trusted suppliers which means we don’t have in house capacity. Your order is never at the back of the queue. You can read more about this on our Verified Supplier Network Page.

Of course. We are open to NDAs and often sign them before working with customers. You can contact us via:

  • Email: info@plyable.com,

  • Tel (US): +1 87754 51043

  • Tel (UK): +44 01865 686164

  • Chatting directly to a team member by clicking on the blue speech bubble in the bottom right corner of the page.

Plyable implement best practice security policies which mean your data is more secure with us than in your own network. Security of our customer data is always our first concern.

  • ISO27K compliant security – Plyable uses state-of-the-art Auth0 security for authentication which is ISO27001 and ISO27018 certified and supports 2 factor authentication. The servers and network where data is stored are isolated by a firewall and only authorised staff have access to it. Data is encrypted at rest, and in transit.

  • Partner assessment - Each of our Manufacturing Partners goes through an extensive onboarding process before being brought onto the Plyable network ending with them signing a Manufacturing Partner Agreement laying out detailed non-disclosure, confidentiality and general terms for their supply services.

For more information please read our Security Policy.

We have suppliers in Australia, Canada, The USA, The UK, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain and The Netherlands. You can find more information on our Locations Page.

Customer Stories

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Learn how Vertical Aerospace used Plyable to go from CAD to first flight in less than 90 days