Concept to Molded Parts in 4 Days: Raising the Bar for 3D Printed Tool Performance

July 22

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Fast response to prototype molding opportunities validates designs and paves the way to high volume work. 3D printed tooling has long been touted as a solution but usually falls short. Fortify addresses the challenge by “borrowing” technology that molders have leveraged for decades.

Fortify 3D printed tools use fiber reinforcement for 30-70% higher strength, stiffness, and thermal stability. This means more shots, in higher performance materials, and more complex geometries.

This webinar will explain Fortify’s process and highlight use cases of their tools working in the field. Best practices for using Fortify tools vs aluminum will be shared.

 

Primary Topics:

  • How Fortify technology gets 3-10x longer life from 3D printed tools
  • Business opportunities accessible using 3D printed injection mold inserts
  • Operating differences between printed tools vs. metal
  • The cost and schedule benefits of printed vs. machined tools

 

Presenter:
Ben Arnold
VP, Business Development; Fortify
Ben has decades of experience helping manufacturing companies implement new capital equipment technology and has been on the forefront of several key 3D printing innovations serving the injection molding industry with polymer and metal 3D printing. Ben holds a BSME from WPI and MBA from Northeastern University.