AN INTRODUCTION TO BLOW MOLDING PRODUCTION USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
WEBINAR ON DEMAND
Blow molding is a ubiquitous and inexpensive manufacturing process for a variety of polymers and applications; from bottles, to automotive and aircraft ducting, to double walled parts and more. In this webinar, we will be looking at how you can leverage additive manufacturing to enhance blow molding capabilities across three use cases, exploring the material selection, design, slicing, and post processing needed to produce high quality tools for blow molding.
We will briefly cover the different blow molding processes and the common polymers used to make blow molded products. To do so, we will cover the benefits and weaknesses of using additive manufactured molds within the blow molding process and walk through reasoning behind material selection: choosing Carbon-Fiber Filled High Temperature Nylon (HTNCF) and Carbon-Fiber Filled Polyamide (PACF). Then, we will share tips for slicing and post processing in order to produce high quality parts. Finally, we will walk through three relevant use cases for AM molds: a prototype bottle design, a double walled chair with metal inserts, and ducting replacement as applied to legacy aircraft.