3D Printing Sheet Metal Forming Tools

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Hydroforming and rubber pad forming are commonly used for low-volume aerospace, military, commercial and automotive applications. Because they use a slow buildup of pressure rather than impact force, 3D printed plastic tools present an alternative to expensive metal tools.

FDM Technology is quicker, less expensive and less labor-intensive than machining. It is completely automated, which allows for unattended, lights-out tool making.

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  • When FDM Technology is the best fit for sheet metal forming tools
  • Best practices for design, file processing and production planning
  • Key process considerations
  • Success factors

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