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Printing H11 | TRUMPF

3D printing in tool and mold making: Farewell to cracks in H11 and H13

Metal 3D printing offers many benefits for producing injection molds and mold inserts, and not just economic benefits but also improved cooling properties. Until now, tool and mold making has had to switch to 1.2709 for 3D printing. This is a thing of the past because from now on printing in H11 (1.2343) and H13 (1.2344) is also possible. Whether you produce using H11 or H13, you will get optimum, crack-free printed products that are also highly resistant to wear and tear.

500°C preheating: The advantages when printing H11 and H13

Fewer cracks

The TruPrint 5000 with the 500°C preheating option gives instantly impressive printed results.

Larger components printable

Even high-volume components made of H11 or H13, previously impossible to make with additive manufacturing, are now printable.

Effectively preventing cracks in highly polished cores

Our additive manufacturing expert shows how 500°C preheating benefits tool and mold making

TruPrint 5000 and 500°C preheating: The perfect combination for your application

TruPrint 5000
TruPrint 5000

Manufacture 3D printed parts in series at high levels of productivity and quality! The TruPrint 5000 and optional substrate plate preheating up to 500°C ensures high quality parts and a robust LMF process. The integrated exchangeable cylinder principle also makes it possible to set up the cylinders and remove powder for build jobs parallel to the LMF process.

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