3D Printers for tooling

3D printing for tooling

Tooling components are used in many manufacturing processes. Whether it’s for injection molding, robotic grippers, stamping or cutting, 3D printing can create both high value and large cost reductions.

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3D printed tools help speed up processes and lower costs

Tooling is a generic term that covers several manufacturing processes. Companies rely on these components to create highly efficient production workflows. But tooling is often a complex process that require a lot of resources and time.

3D printing for tooling is ideal when you want to produce shorter runs with short lead times. Unlike milling, cost doesn’t increase with complexity. There is a wide variety of materials to choose from, that gives you the mechanical properties you need for your tool. We even have carbon fiber reinforcement to give strength equal to aluminium.

The 3D printing team at PLM Group has several years of experience with helping companies find the optimal 3D printing solution for their tooling needs. We work with the world’s leading brands to ensure you get a 3D printing solution that fits your needs.



Application cases

3D printed lifting tool from Wartsila

“The potential to cut costs is really significant. If you’re going to save at least 1,000 Euros per tool, it’s a straight benefit.”‍

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