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Composite Tooling

composite mold tools

Composite Mold Tools in a Fraction of the Time

3D printed composite tooling using FDM technology offers the fastest, most cost-effective means of producing composite structures. FDM composite tools take only days to produce instead of weeks or months and avoid the high cost, touch-labor and long lead times of traditional tool fabrication.

Sacrificial composite tooling simplifies the production of hollow and trapped-tool configurations, providing greater design freedom without the need for complex tooling. The tool material dissolves in a detergent solution, leaving only the cured composite part, enabling one-piece, seamless designs.

A 3D printed composite layup tool used in the aerospace industry.

FDM composite tooling quick facts

Tensile Strength


Go from design to finished tool in days, rather than months.

Izod Impact


Lightweight and strong enough to withstand part fabrication.




Compatible with autoclave temperatures and pressures.

Tensile Strength


Soluble washout capabilities for hollow and complex parts.