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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Making Impossible Parts: Injection Molding & 3D Printing Combined for Complex Shapes

Carsten Jarfelt  (CEO, Addifab Inc.)

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability

Vault Recording: TBD

Producing parts with complex geometries can be difficult, if not impossible, using traditional injection molding methods. By combining Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) with 3D printing, manufacturing engineers are able to attain high repeatability and precision.
Topics covered include:

  • Explore why this method is good for complex, short series injection molding
  • How combining the design freedom of 3D printing with the accepted material portfolio of injection molding provides advantages
  • How FIM is a way of getting products to market faster