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When a customer calls and needs 50 3-dimensional displays fast, do you wonder how you can deliver? Do you also wonder how you can make a profit on a classic thermoforming job that’s a short run?

 

3D printing, that’s how.

 

3D Printing Molds For Thermoforming Short Runs: Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive

 

Businesses call owners of Massivit 3D printing solutions to bring their most creative ideas to life. Now they can call when they need multiple copies of displays, signs, or props.

 

Massivit 3D makes short run molds for thermoforming possible—and even profitable.

 

Thermoforming is a cost-effective process when you need multiple copies of the same product. Take a mold, place a thermoplastic sheet on top, add heat and a vacuum and voilà! The sheet takes the form of the mold. Lather, rinse, repeat until enough copies are created.

 

The catch?

 

A traditional mold is very expensive, making short run thermoforming jobs cost-prohibitive. A traditional mold also takes about a month to manufacture. A 3D-printed mold is a fraction of the cost and takes a fraction of the time to produce. Watch how fast and easy you can transform a 2D billboard to eye-catching 3D with 3D-printed molds for thermoforming.

 

A 3D-printed mold is a fraction of the cost of traditional

molds and takes a fraction of the time to produce.

 

Speed Is On Your Side

 

With Massivit 3D’s patented 3D printing technology, the entire production time takes just days. You can go from initial meeting to installation quickly. That frees you to take on more jobs.

 

Massivit 3D’s Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP) creates molds, and any object for that matter, in hours.

 

double sided thermoformed drill
Double-sided thermoformed drill printed in 8 hours

 

thermoformed illuminated elelment
Thermoformed 3D character added to 2D corrugated display, printed in 2 hours

 

3D billboard with 3D printing
Thermoformed and illuminated ice cream and cone printed in under 4 hours

 

Thermoformed bottles printed in 3 hours

 

Economical Short-Run Projects Are Perfect For Global Campaigns

 

If you only need to create 5 or 10. . .or 80 products, locally or even for a global campaign, digital files and a worldwide network of Massivit 3D printers give you the power to offer international customers the world, literally. Objects can be produced in multiple places in parallel while allowing for regional customization.

 

Help Customers Save Time And Money With A Prototype

 

Let customers know that if they are creating a large volume of thermoformed objects for a national or international campaign, they can 3D print a prototype before the expensive rollout. This will allow them to test the campaign, perhaps in select markets, and adjust the final mold as required. You could save a customer thousands and thousands of dollars and months of work.

 

Wait! There’s more.

 

If a thermoforming mold needs to be duplicated, which is common, if it’s 3D printed, you just need to print the file again. Like the first mold, the second one will be ready in hours.

 

3D-Printed Molds Are Easier To Customize

 

Another benefit of 3D printing is the ability to create complex designs. Create logos, characters, mascots. . .you name it. Massivit 3D makes it possible.

 

Print any graphics on the plastic sheets or vinyl yourself. If you don’t have a thermoforming machine, send the sheets out for thermoforming with your 3D-printed mold.

 

Being able to 3D print short run molds for thermoforming can bring in more business and new business once the word is out that you can create dozens of displays with 3D printing. The next time you are asked to create a short run of displays (or vehicle wraps, signs, props, etc.), say, “YES!” and turn to Massivit 3D.

 

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  1. To whom it may concern,
    I’m curious to know approximately how much it would cost for small batch prototyping. I would like to 3D print a mold (3.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 ft) and print/thermoform 20 panels with that mold. I don’t yet have a cad model, but am curious about approximate cost.
    Thank you,
    Thank you,
    Andrew

     

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