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3D Printed Composite Tooling

Create mold tooling for composite parts in a fraction of the time it takes to make or procure traditional hard tooling.

Printers most relevant for this application

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F900 3D printer

F900 FDM Printer

Large capacity and high-performance materials make the F900 highly suitable for composite tooling.

Fortus 450mc 3d printer

Fortus 450mc FDM Printer

The Fortus 450mc offers similar print capabilities as the F900, but with a smaller footprint and build volume.

Neo Stereolithography 3D Printer

Neo Stereolithography (SL) Printer

Simple but robust design, open materials and high reliability and uptime define Neo SL printers.

F900 3D printer

Large capacity and high-performance materials make the F900 highly suitable for composite tooling.

Fortus 450mc 3d printer

The Fortus 450mc offers similar print capabilities as the F900, but with a smaller footprint and build volume.

Neo Stereolithography 3D Printer

Simple but robust design, open materials and high reliability and uptime define Neo SL printers.

traditional vs 3d printing

Traditional vs. 3D Printing

3D printed composite tools give manufacturers an alternative to the time and cost constraints of traditional tooling.

In this design guide you’ll learn the best practices for the design and fabrication of 3D printed composite tools, and see how various customers have achieved success with this technology.

Main Industries

All Industries

3D printed composite tooling offers benefits for virtually any industry that produces composite structures.

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Aerospace

Printed composite tools let aerospace companies iterate designs quickly while minimizing cost and schedule impact.

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Automotive

Tooling solutions like 3D printed composite molds help automakers increase efficiency by taking time out of the manufacturing process.

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Consumer Products

Additive manufacturing offers many consumer product applications, including tooling for composite structures.

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Printed composite tools let aerospace companies iterate designs quickly while minimizing cost and schedule impact.

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Tooling solutions like 3D printed composite molds help automakers increase efficiency by taking time out of the manufacturing process.

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Additive manufacturing offers many consumer product applications, including tooling for composite structures.

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“Not only did the use of additive manufacturing slash the production lead-time on the preform tool, but we also expedited the whole composite molding process."

Customer Success Story