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Questions tagged [molds]

Use this tag for questions about the process of making a hollowed-out product for the production of other products by filling that void with a pliable material or a liquid that sets in time.

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Uses for PLA scraps

I recently got a 3D printer and have been experimenting with it a lot, resulting in a lot of failed prints (as well as successes, fortunately). I'd like to, if possible, find a way to reuse the ...
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3D printed mold techniques for long and short term usage

3D printing can be used to make injection molds of unimaginable complexity but which kind of 3D printing process is suitable when? Suppose that a part is to be made using injection molding in large ...
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Efficient way to create a "mold" of a solid object in Meshmixer?

Currently I have a model of a fingertip finished in my project, however, I would like to create some sort of "cap" that if printed would fit on top of that finger. Is there a good way to achieve this ...
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Can commodity 3D printer extrusion hardware and filament be used for injection molding?

Assuming you have a suitable oven to maintain temperature at the filament melting point and a suitable mold that can handle the temperature, is a commodity 3D printer hotend and extruder, with large ...
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