3D Printing for Composite Tooling

FDM Technology offers significant advantages over traditional composite lay-up tooling

Reduce the time and cost to produce composite structures by using tools made with FDM Technology instead of traditional materials. FDM composite tooling enables cost-effective prototyping and simplifies tool design and fabrication while increasing functionality. It can reduce lead-time from months to days and reduce tooling costs by more than 50%.

In this design guide you’ll learn how to:

  • Choose the appropriate FDM material based on your design criteria
  • Design tools using the most effective methods of construction
  • Process the CAD file for optimal build results
  • Post-process tools to achieve the best composite fabrication outcomes

The design guide also includes multiple use-case and customer examples of FDM composite tooling applications.

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