Dimensional Accuracy and Repeatability of 3D Printed Mould Inserts by DLP

S. Thorn, J. G. Bertelsen, M. M. Ribo, D. Li, F. Regi, A. Davoudinejad, Y. Zhang

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Abstract

Mask projection vat photopolymerization technology provides a method for additive manufacturing (AM) of high resolution surface features. In the present project, the technology is used to generate injection moulding inserts containing a double-curved freeform surface with bi-directional reflectance patterns. Orienting these patterns 0° and 90° relative to the viewing direction generates surface contrast with “dark” and “bright” areas (Fig 1). This allows for incorporation of information barcodes in the polymer insert which subsequently replicates into every injection moulded part for e.g. enhanced product traceability, B2B information or end-user interaction at a significant reduction inlead-time compared to conventional tooling of inserts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventEuspen Special Interest Group Meeting 2018: Structured & Freeform Surfaces - École Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France
Duration: 27 Nov 201829 Nov 2018

Conference

ConferenceEuspen Special Interest Group Meeting 2018: Structured & Freeform Surfaces
LocationÉcole Normale Supérieure
CountryFrance
CityCachan
Period27/11/201829/11/2018

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