DMLS Technology Brings New Cooling Strategies to Mold Making

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 7, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Conformal cooling can minimize heat-induced product defects such as residual stress, warpage, voids, sink marks, etc. that can occur from injection molding.  The improved cooling can also reduce cyle times, thus lowering your part cost.  Using DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) to make cavities and cores provides the ability to manufacture any arbitrary shape of cooling channel to fit the part surface perfectly. By changing the cooling circuits to more closely follow the product contour, the temperature distribution is more uniform and hot/cold spots can be eliminated. To read the complete article at Moldmaking Technology Click Here >>

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Topics: Tooling