Due to its technical characteristics and some unsolved technical problems, 3D printing technology is not able to completely replace the traditional automobile mold manufacturing technology. However, as far as the development trend of 3D printing technology in the field of automobile mould is concerned, it will develop in three directions: personalization, innovation and networking.
Single piece, small batch processing time and low cost are the most obvious advantages of 3D printing technology different from all traditional manufacturing technologies. In the production process of automobile parts, some parts must be manufactured by die. In the future, 3D printing technology can be used to meet the personalized needs of individuals or groups to improve the user experience.
Compared with the traditional manufacturing technology, the more complex the shape and structure of parts, the more obvious the technical advantages of 3D printing. Now, the automobile mold designer must follow the traditional mold design rule. In the future, with the deep application of 3D printing in the automobile mold design, the manufacturability of complex mold will be greatly improved, and designers can continuously innovate.
3D printing technology can realize the whole machining of parts, and the whole manufacturing process is shorter than traditional manufacturing. 3D printing equipment is easy to operate and highly automated. In the future, mold designers can directly transmit digital information to 3D printing equipment through the Internet, which can not only make remote automobile mold, but also realize the collaborative design and manufacturing of multiple people, so as to improve the efficiency of mold design.
At present, with the rapid development of 3D printing technology, the automobile mold industry should also keep pace with the times. Although 3D printing technology still has some technical problems that are difficult to solve, using 3D printing technology can assist designers in R & D and design, manufacturing automobile mold samples, and then using traditional mold manufacturing technology to mass produce mold. In this process, the combination of 3D printing technology with measurement engineering and reverse engineering can promote the technological innovation in the field of automobile mold design, promote the application of 3D printing technology in the process of automobile mold manufacturing and development, and improve the efficiency of mold design and processing.