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print2mold® – injection molding with 3D printing tools

Wear parts cost as much as 80% less and are 70% faster to make than with conventional tool production

In the print2mold® service, we produce individual injection-moulded parts from our iglidur® materials. Here, we use 3D printed moulds, which leads to significant savings. Furthermore, the parts can be delivered within two weeks.

Injection moulding cost calculation for wear-resistant polymers

Calculate total price including tool costs and delivery time in just three steps

1. Create 3D model and export to STEP/STP format

Prepare CAD model for injection moulding

Use CAD software or our free configurators to create the 3D model. Can't find the right file? 

2. Upload 3D model online for price calculation

Injection-moulded special parts CAD upload

Simply drag and drop the STEP/STP file or select it from a folder. Filter according to requirements or scroll to p2m method and select material.  

3. Calculate costs and request a quote online

Order injection-moulded small series online

You will immediately be shown the prices, the delivery time and themanufacturabilityand can request a quote without obligation or forward the complete configuration by e-mail.

Abrasion-resistant injection-moulded parts from additively manufactured moulds

NEW: print2mold® 2.0 – further cost reduction thanks to improved tooling system

  • Up to 80% more cost-effective than machined tools
  • Online feasibility check: undercuts and wall thicknesses
  • Calculate service life online
  • 10,000 and more parts per tool
  • More than 50 low-wear special plastics available (also for special characteristics such as conductivity, underwater use, KTW compliance, high temperature, etc.)
  • Delivery time starts at two weeks

Injection moulding tool for small series made with 3D printing moulds

Rapid tooling with 3D printed injection moulding tool

The fast manufacturing of injection moulding tools with 3D printing allows for fast, cost-effective production of prototypes close to volume production and small volumes made with injection moulding. This might not replace the costly manufacturing of machined injection moulding tools - but such tools are profitable only for batch sizes of more than 10,000. In addition to the cost advantage, injection moulding with additively manufactured tools is much faster - on average, six business days are enough to finish tools and parts.

Another advantage of the print2mold procedure is the fast and easy cost calculation for injection moulding in the freely available online tool. Users can see the total price and price per unit (including tool costs), but also manufacturing time for the entire project. First, the online tool automatically checks the design for print2mold procedure suitability so that any additional cost (such as for mechanical rework) can be identified immediately and included in the calculation.

When the model has been uploaded and the desired material chosen (the option of filtering according to requirements enables you to identify the perfect material), the complete configuration can be requested immediately or forwarded easily for further review. 

The igus® print2mold® process

Customer application examples

3D-printed injection moulding tool

Additive manufacturing at igus

Additive manufacturing with high-performance polymers

3D printing with wear-resistant polymers: 3D printing service, material shop and information about materials, procedures and services.

Individual injection moulded parts

Special and drawing parts made of plastic

You choose the design, the material and the quantity - further services for special parts, prototypes and series made of wear-resistant plastics.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Product Manager - Startups Business Units


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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