Printers best suited for the application of tooling
A metal cast conventional tooling process can make several lakhs bends or parts. However, 3D printed parts can function as a pilot tool for making a few thousand highly customised components necessary for batch production.
Common 3D printed tooling applications include
- Press bakes
- Tooling for pulp packaging
- Injection moulds
- Carbon fibre layup tools
- End-of-arm effectors