One of the biggest advantages of AM techniques in the manufacture of toolings is the ability to create conformal cooling holes. The heat generated from the moulding process has a detrimental effect on the life of the tooling and on the quality of the moulded part. However, conformal cooling allows holes to be created which follows the shape or profile of the mould core or cavity providing rapid uniform cooling to the tooling.
Around 10-20% reduction in injection moulding cycle times have been achieved with conformal cooling process. The experienced team at amace solutions can assist in designing of conformal cooling paths and print parts to provide desired results.