Will 3D Printing be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding

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Will 3D Printing be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding

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Will 3D Printing be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

It seems like 3D printing is all you hear about these days in the world of plastics manufacturing. Make this, make that. Buy your kids a $300 3D printer so they can make their own toys. But is 3D printing going to take over as the predominant method of producing plastic parts?

Spoiler Alert: The answer is no, not anytime soon. The fact is, more than 80% of plastic parts used in products today have to be injection molded.

So where does that leave us? How do we know which is the best production method for our plastic parts? There are several factors that determine the answer to that question.

In a new article on our website, we explore all the factors to consider in the decision whether to 3D print or injection mold. Read the full article “Will 3D Printing be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding?” here.

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