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Early visual prototypes using HIPS 1mm


Sheet material cost per part

10 mins

Forming time

1d 7hrs

SLA template creation
Application overview

Making early visual prototypes with the Mayku Multiplier

Pressure forming using HIPS material is an effective way to prototype visual parts and components quickly. The process is simple and fast, and the material is lightweight and easily molded into intricate shapes. It’s an excellent choice for prototyping tight-tolerance parts with a smooth surface finish. Pressure forming with HIPS is a great option for quickly producing visual prototypes of parts or components, as it allows for fast and accurate replication of complex shapes.

The key benefits of using the Multiplier:

  • Take full control of the prototyping and testing
  • Explore and test concepts faster
  • Test complex parts and intricate designs
  • Customize the prototypes and make parts that meet specific requirements
  • Reduce out-sourcing costs and lead time
Application considerations

There are some key considerations for automotive applications

Template design

We recommend using 0.75mm air holes, draft angles of at least 8º on all sides, and using a female mold for maximum detail

Template manufacturing

Manufacturing the templates with SLA 3D printing offers great flexibility and template quality for short production runs

Template finishing

The Multiplier picks up all texture, so it’s recommended to clean up every detail in post-processing

Choosing HIPS material

HIPS is suitable when prototyping thanks to its low cost, smooth surface finish, easy post-processing and good dimensional stability

HIPS part cutting

Use a hot knife or kevlar scissors for small runs, and automate with a CNC machine for large runs

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