Producing low-volume injection molds with an in-house 3D printer offers unique benefits including fast development timelines, design versatility and achieving production-quality parts at a fraction of the cost. If you're interested in producing injection-molded prototypes of limited series in-house, you'll need to first design the mold. Formlabs will share this introductory session to get you started with this workflow. Join professional design instructor Kim Olson for a masterclass and live Q&A on designing 3D-printed injection molds. Kim will provide an overview of best practices and share behind-the-scene insights from his own projects.

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on-demand webinar
  • Design guidelines to get started with 3D-printed injection molds
  • Key design considerations when using a 3D-printed mold versus a metal mold
  • Best practices for using 3D-printed injection molds on an industrial machine
Kim Olson
Tool Design and Mechanical Design Instructor, Moraine Park Technical College
Kim Olson has 13 years of experience teaching professional mold design. He serves as an instructor at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Wisconsin for the tool design engineering associate degree program, the mechanical design technology associate degree program and the mold design certificate program. His core responsibilities focus on injection mold design-related courses, though he also teaches jig and fixture design and metal stamping die design. He is a certified SolidWorks professional and teaches CAD to his students. Olson previously spent 15 years as a zinc die cast tool designer for Briggs and Stratton and Stratton Technologies/Strattec Security Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He primarily worked on products for the automotive lock and small engine markets. Additionally, he managed die designers and injection mold designers for these same products.