Mold, Tool & Die Solutions
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Technology & Process Solutions
Javelin SOLIDWORKS products offer integrated modeling, simulation, and communication tools that mold, tool, and die manufacturers need to design better products faster and at lower cost.
Our solutions allow tooling designers to:
Confidently Handle RFPs
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be more accurate for injection-molded or progressive die part, because you can identify potential problem areas and point them out to prospective customers during the proposal development process.
Design & Manufacture Tooling
SOLIDWORKS provides a complete software solution for design, simulation, and manufacturing of molds, tools, and dies.
Deal with Design Changes
Through associativity, when your customer changes a design with a new CAD file, you can simply import the CAD file into the original part design, and use it to automatically update the mold, tool or die design.
Automate the Process
By providing a wide range of integrated capabilities, the SOLIDWORKS design environment helps you automate many aspects of the design process with integrated analysis tools for validating designs using software prototypes.
Additive Manufacturing Solutions
From injection molding and composite tooling to forming tools and jigs and fixtures, Stratasys tooling solutions let you embrace more opportunities, act faster and shrink the time and cost of production.
Our additive solutions allow manufacturers to run:
Low Volume Production
3D printing low-volume production tooling means you can create prototypes from the same process and materials that you’ll use for the final product.
Stratasys PolyJet technology produces tool masters with fine feature detail and smooth surfaces right out of the build chamber.
Create jigs, fixtures and assembly aids faster and for less cost than traditional tooling with 3D printing. They can be easily optimized for specific tasks, individuals or equipment.
Forego the high cost and long lead times of traditional composite tooling for 3D printed tools instead. They’re lighter, easily tailored to the specific application and offer disruptive time and cost savings in comparison. For complex and hollow composite structures, 3D printed sacrificial tooling makes the job much easier with a user-friendly, washout process.
F-B Tool & Die Limited use SOLIDWORKS and Partner Products to offer a complete tooling service including design and build, tool manufacturing, precision machining and troubleshooting expertise.
With more than 60 years of industry experience, F-B Tool & Die Limited is known as a leading producer of precision stamping dies ranging from palm size to five tons in weight.
Additive Manufacturing Mold, Tool & Die Solutions
Advanced materials and techniques for tooling production
With 3D Printing you have the opportunity to create tooling and custom fixtures giving you the flexibility to embrace more opportunities, act faster and shrink the cost and risk associated with traditional production.
Stratasys offers the world’s most advanced 3D printing solutions, allowing mold, tool and die designers to print production tooling in less than a day as opposed to days and weeks for traditional metal tools. Instead of spending time and money to machine, fabricate, mold or cast your tools you can easily print them using a variety of high performance materials. Watch the case study video below to learn more:
- Creating Jigs and Fixtures
- Blow Molds
- Silicone Molds
- Injection Molds
- Shock Testing
- Sand Casting
- Low volume part runs
Additive Manufacturing Applications
How do Mold, Tool & Die engineers use 3D printers?
Casting master patterns can be 3D printed for substantial savings in cost, labour and time, ultimately speeding new product development.
3D print cost-effective, high-temperature, custom composite tooling in days — instead of the weeks or months required for traditional tooling processes.
3D Printing has made it feasible to create custom injection, blow, and silicone molds for low volume production and validation of the metal mold design.
Why Stratasys 3D Printing for Mold, Tool & Die?
Replace Expensive CNC Production
By replacing expensive and lead-time critical CNC-machined tooling with in-house 3D printed tooling, you can dramatically reduce your production costs. The printed plastic tooling also perform better technically, weigh less, and are well suited for the production of complex tools that, when using conventional metal-cutting processes, would be very difficult and costly to produce.
Design changes are more cost effective
In cases where design changes are required, a new iteration of a tool can be created in-house at minimal cost. This, combined with the speed of PolyJet 3D printing, allows tooling designers and engineers greater design freedom.
Tools created in Digital ABS material can be precisely built in 30 micron layers, with accuracy as high as 0.1 mm. These production features create a smooth surface finish so post-processing is not needed in most cases.
Featured Case Study
3D Printing Automotive Tooling
Solaxis 3D print an Automotive Jig cutting weight and improving accuracy.
With the help of Stratasys 3D printers, Solaxis designed and manufactured a jig for an automotive supplier, which uses it to assemble high-volume plastic door seals.
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