Markforged Application Spotlight: Humanetics Thermoset Mold

A thermoset mold printed out of Onyx with precision fittings matching Humanetics designs.

ROBUST IN HIGH TEMPS

High Strength, High Temp (HSHT) fiberglass makes each mold piece robust enough to survive in thermoset molding environments

PRECISION PRINTING

The surface finish and dimensional accuracy of Onyx allow Humanetics engineers to design precision features into their molds

The Breakdown:

Strength and Precision

Humanetics uses a Markforged X7 to print molds for thermoset plastics.

Extreme Environments

Each mold must withstand significant clamping force while heated to 220° F

Fast Lead Times

Onyx and HSHT printed molds replaced an inefficient, out-of-house silicone process.

Massive Savings

4x CHEAPER | 2.5x FASTER

Humanetics prints molds 4x cheaper and 2.5x faster with Markforged technology.


The quick turn around time, low production cost, and long lifetime of Markforged printed molds make them a excellent fit for replacing traditional thermoset molding methods. Thermoset plastics are widely used to take advantage of their strength and heat deflection temperatures. Printed thermoset molds can withstand temperatures up to 302°F (150°C) for extended periods of time with minimal distortion.