PAnderson Posted May 25, 2013 Share Posted May 25, 2013 Hello All, After seeing the wonderful work from Taurus Models with their resin engines and actually buying one and planning for another, I wonder when we will see the first injection molded examples from someone. The technology is there and the detail possible is there also. See the pictures below. I do not want to take away from the wonderful examples we have seen to date but it is only a matter of time. After building plastic injection molds for about 20 years I am surprised micro molding has not come to our hobby as of yet. I admit I know very little about micro-molding per se but it is not a black art any more. I also don't know what the quality difference would be between plastic injection and resin. This is more a question than an answer. I imagine tooling costs might be less given the numbers of examples needed to be made to satisfy need to our hobby. Here are some examples of micro molded parts. An assortment of parts with a scale example. Imagine the detail for engines and other components. These examples do not even show the smallest parts possible. I believe the better model kit builders should be looking into this technology. They all make parts this small but most of them look like just blobs of plastic with true detail somewhat lacking. Here are a couple of examples of Metal Injection Molded (MIM) parts. Why not a metal engine in 1/32? We are very lucky to have the level of technology devoted to our hobby thus far. But I believe we have not reached the pinnacle of possibility yet. It will only get better. Thanks for reading this. Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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