How Additive Manufacturing is Transforming Tooling
Metal additive manufacturing (AM) and the tooling industry are at an exciting crossroads. While the conversation around manufacturing technologies categorizes AM for low volume and conventional manufacturing processes like stamping or casting for high volume production, there is a third, growing category of production called “AM-enabled conventional manufacturing” that provides a compelling avenue for innovation of complex molds and inserts.
In this whitepaper, we look at some of the hurdles facing tooling manufacturers trying to adopt metal AM to their craft. We also examine how Velo3D’s fully integrated metal AM solution solves those challenges and provides new efficiencies in advanced cooling strategies, iterative design, supply chain efficiency, part performance, and cost savings.