Care to elaborate? :)
A. T.
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In 3D printing you have to slightly adjust the design to a specific type of the printer. In silicon molding you have to remodel the design so that the walls are much thicker — so they don’t break when you put the epoxy plastic out of the mold, which is very soft — and it looks like putting a cake out of a silicon form. We also used CNC for our new model — there you need to think how the machine will cut the parts out of a solid piece of plastic. For injection molding the walls are much thinner, you need to think of how the plastic is injected and how evenly it will cool down, the parts might be remodeledd to minimize the number of molds needed, etc. — most of the optimization will be done by a manufacturer according to their equipment. These are all subsequent steps, but the model you had for 3D printer will be very, very different from the mass-manufacturing CADs. Though design from outside might look very similar :)