Re: Tooling Resins vs. SLA

From: MET-L-FLO INC. (
Date: Fri Nov 21 1997 - 02:42:09 EET


We did some R&D with SLA molds and found they wont last more than 5 shots in an
injection press with production material. The same study showed a high heat epoxy
mold lasted about 10 shots. If anybody has any information about this I would be
interested to hear it as well.

Best Regards to All,

Jody Hudrick

Ingrid Timmel wrote:

> What is the major advantage of making a SLA mold for injection parts over
> casting a mold from heat-resistant epoxy ?
> It takes less time to make, clean up the part and cast the mold, than it would
> to set up everything for making a mold from SLA.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Ingrid Timmel

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