3D Printing Manufacturing Tools
Support lean manufacturing strategies with custom tool production
“We shrank the overall design and manufacturing cycle time from 16 to 20 weeks with traditional manufacturing, to three to five weeks with Stratasys 3D printing.”
— Francois Guilbault, owner and president, Solaxis
Deliver just in time
Support lean manufacturing strategies by 3D printing manufacturing tools on demand. Custom tools built directly from CAD can be ready for use in as little as a day.
Reduce tooling costs & risks
Validate tools, processes and end products more thoroughly to avoid costly errors that lead to waste, scrap, rework, and retooling.
Eliminate design constraints
Create the perfect tool for the job, even if it’s hollow, contoured, customized or otherwise too complex for traditional tool-production processes like CNC machining.
By 3D printing their manufacturing tools, organizations gain the agility to embrace customization, respond quickly to market changes, and shrink the cost and risk associated with traditional tool production.
Jigs and Fixtures
Customize everything from work-holding devices to test-fixture components, and optimize for lighter weight, better ergonomics, easier assembly or greater productivity.
3D print cost-effective, high-temperature, custom tools in days — instead of the weeks or months required for traditional tooling processes.
Start pilot or low-volume production sooner. Forming tools can be 3D printed directly from CAD data with strong, heat-resistant materials. Learn about 3D printing:
3D print accurate casting patterns faster and at a lower cost than machining. Increase pattern complexity without adding cost. Learn about 3D printing: