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Composite Tooling

Composite Tooling

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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

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FAST PRODUCTION

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

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STRONG, STABLE, LIGHT

Lightweight and strong enough to withstand part fabrication.

 

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AUTOCLAVE CAPABLE

Compatible with autoclave temperatures and pressures.

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SACRIFICIAL

Soluble washout capabilities for hollow and complex parts.