Mold, Tool and Die Industry

From injection molding and composite tooling to forming tools and jigs and fixtures, TriMech Manufacturing Services will help you to act faster and shrink the time and cost of production

Molding Solutions

With TriMech Advanced Manufacturing Services you have can rely on us to make your custom tooling and fixtures. This gives you the flexibility to embrace more opportunities, act faster and shrink the cost and risk associated with mold, tool and die production.

You can go from the design studio to the factory floor in a fraction of the time it takes other development processes. We can produce all manner of tools, jigs, fixtures, and manufacturing aids on-demand with speed and efficiency.

Our CNC Machining Services, including milling, and turning for the production of high-quality parts using modern machining methods. With highly skilled machinists and industry-leading equipment TriMech can accommodate a vast array of mold and tool and die applications.

TriMech also uses the world’s most advanced 3D printing solutions, allowing designers and engineers to get their production tooling in less than a day as opposed to days and weeks for traditional metal tools. Instead of spending time and money to machine, fabricate, mold or cast your tools we can 3D print them using a variety of high performance materials.

With our Stratasys 3D printers we can help you to reduce scrap and retooling by providing 3D printed injection molds and other tools before machining them.

 

How TriMech Helps Molding Engineers and Toolmakers

Plastic 3D Printing or CNC Production

As we offer 3D printing and CNC machining services we can help you to determine the best and most cost effective solution.

Accurate Parts

Our 3D printing technology produces tool masters with fine feature detail and smooth surfaces right out of the build chamber.

Tooling On-demand

Create jigs, fixtures and assembly aids faster and for less cost than traditional tooling with 3D printing. They can be easily optimized for specific tasks, individuals or equipment.

Mold, Tool and Die Industry Profile

3D printed production molds are used to evaluate mold and part designs or produce low volumes of end use parts.

3D Printing in the Mold Industry

3D Printers from Stratasys® give TriMech the ability to build functional injection, blow or silicone molds, quickly and easily at a fraction of the cost of a steel or aluminum mold.

 

Advanced Manufacturing Features & Applications

 

  • Forming and Molding
    • Blow Molding
    • Injection Molding
    • Pulp Molding
    • Overmolding
    • Silicone Molding
    • Hydroforming
    • Thermoforming
  • Casting
    • Investment Casting Patterns
    • Foundry Patterns and Sand Casting
    • Urethane Casting
3D Printed Blow Molding

Replace Expensive CNC Production

By replacing expensive and lead-time critical CNC-machined tooling with 3D printed tooling

You can dramatically reduce your production costs. The printed plastic tooling also perform better technically, weigh less, and are well suited for the production of complex tools that, when using conventional metal-cutting processes, would be very difficult and costly to produce.

ABS-M30 paper pulp mold

Design changes are more cost effective

In cases where design changes are required, a new iteration of a tool can be created at minimal cost.

This, combined with the speed of 3D printing, allows tooling designers and engineers greater design freedom.

3D printed injection mold

Accurate Design

Tools created by 3D printers can be precisely built in 30 micron layers, with accuracy as high as 0.1 mm.

These production features create a smooth surface finish so post-processing is not needed in most cases.

Advantages of PolyJet Technology

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys PolyJet Machine

Realistic Parts

Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printers are based on proven technology, which creates precise prototypes that set  the standard for finished-product realism.

Their fine resolution makes complex shapes, intricate details  and smooth surfaces possible.

Precise Models

PolyJet 3D Printing works by jetting layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and instantly curing them with UV light.

The fine layers build up to create a precise 3D model or prototype. Models are ready to handle right out of the 3D printer, with no post-curing needed.

Better ideas, easier sell

PolyJet 3D printed models improve communication and collaboration because they produce amazingly  accurate representations of your ideas that you can share with your team and your clients for a faster, more confident buy-in.

Mold, Tool and Die Industry Resources

Review our resource library to learn more about techniques and applications for this industry

LOCTITE 3D IND403 High Modulus by Henkel

LOCTITE 3D IND403 High Modulus by Henkel

P3 Photopolymer High-modulus and suitable for low to moderate temperature molds and tools where accuracy, surface finish and durability are required. LOCTITE® 3D IND403 High Modulus by Henkel is a tough, high-temperature material. Ideal for molds and end-use parts...

Somos EvoLVe 128

Somos EvoLVe 128

Stereolithography Resin Very tough and durable with great surface finish. Somos® EvoLVe 128 is a durable stereolithography material that produces accurate, highly detailed parts and is designed for easy finishing. The material’s look and feel is almost...

PolyJet 3D Printing For Injection Molding

PolyJet 3D Printing For Injection Molding

3D printing for injection molding is commonly used by manufacturers to create prototype parts for the detection of issues in a part’s form, fit or function. Injection molding is one of the most popular manufacturing processes. It is best used to mass-produce highly...

PolyJet 3D Printing for Liquid Silicone Rubber Molds

PolyJet 3D Printing for Liquid Silicone Rubber Molds

With PolyJet 3D printing technology, TriMech can create LSR / liquid silicone rubber molds more efficiently and at a lower cost. LSR is very versatile and has very unique properties, which makes it a frequently used material for silicone casting. It is non-reactive,...

Investment Casting with 3D Printed Patterns

Investment Casting with 3D Printed Patterns

Investment casting produces ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts with excellent surface finish and dimensional accuracy. This manufacturing process is ideal for applications that have relatively low production quantities or rapidly changing product designs. Investment...

FDM 3D Printing Sand Casting Molds

FDM 3D Printing Sand Casting Molds

Sand casting is the process of metal casting using sand as the mold material. When creating a sand cast mold, sand is packed around the pattern. The resulting mold cavity is then used to create finished metal parts. If voids are required within the mold cavity, core...

Digital ABS Plus

Digital ABS Plus

Simulated ABS Material Digital ABS Plus™ is designed to simulate standard ABS plastics by combining high-temperature resistance with toughness. Suitable for parts that require PolyJet™ technology's highest possible impact resistance and shock absorption, Digital ABS...

Transforming footwear manufacturing

Transforming footwear manufacturing

In this article learn how ECCO are transforming footwear manufacturing by 3D printing their DIP molds, instead of machining them, so that a single pair of mold inserts can be printed overnight at a significant price saving over that of an in-house CNC machined pair....

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