CASE STUDY | Built-Rite Tool & Die
Injection moulding firm investigates quick-turn mould application, identifies 90% cost savings.
For Built-Rite, the Desktop Metal Studio System introduces the ability to make quick-turn mould assembly components with a process that is far less labour-intensive than other equipment in their machine shop and more cost-competitive than a third-party prototyping firm. The system allows injection mould manufacturers to realize the benefits of additive manufacturing—including reduced cost-per-part and lead time, as well as the ability to print complex designs—to improve operations without relying on third-party vendors. By reducing material usage and printing with closed-cell infill, Built-Rite can lightweight parts within the mould assembly without impacting wear resistance required for tooling applications.