3D printing eliminates traditional manufacturing constraints because of micro-layer fusion of powder in linear and organic shapes to build complex internal geometries. Conformal cooling channels greatly improve part production efficiencies and allow designers to incorporate varied wall thicknesses and part improvements that were confined by traditional mould linear cooling line limitations.
Repair instead of replacing! Damaged areas on the Tool can be repaired quickly using Laser Sintering. This enables longer operating life and reduced operating costs Tool life can be extended by locally adding material on worn-out and damaged areas.
Tools can be directly 3D printed to shorten the development time. Several Tooling parts can be combined into one single part. Conformal cooling designs can be integrated and generative design methodologies can be applied to reduce the Tool weight.