Fast Production of Forming Tools

Start pilot or low-volume production sooner with 3D printed forming tools made with strong, heat-resistant materials. Using production-grade FDM thermoplastics, 3D printed forming tools can get you from tool design to production in as little as one week.

Reduce the overall time to produce thermoformed parts with 3D printed forms. FDM thermoform tooling offers simple tool fabrication compared with traditionally manufactured tools to accommodate your specific tooling needs.

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Benefits of 3D Printing Forming Tools

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BUILT-IN POROSITY

Eliminate secondary machining operations to incorporate vacuum features and modify porosity with adjustable build process parameters.

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DESIGN FOR APPLICATION & FAST CUSTOMIZATION

Quickly make design changes in CAD and print the revised tool that’s ready for production. Engineer design tools with the end product in mind, without compromise for manufacturability.

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INCREASED TOOL COMPLEXITY

Build as much or as little complexity as needed into the tool such as variable wall thickness and features to reduce thermal mass and control thermal gradients.