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Mold, Tool & Die

3D Solutions for the Tooling Industry

Mold, Tool & Die Solutions

Solutions for jigs, fixtures, gauges, patterns, molds, tools and dies

SOLIDWORKS Mold Design

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.

3D Printed Injection Mold

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.

  • Accurate Parts

    Stratasys PolyJet technology produces tool masters with fine feature detail and smooth surfaces right out of the build chamber.

  • Tooling on-demand

    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.

  • Composite Tooling

    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.

Technology for Mold, Tool & Die Design

Drive innovation and connectivity with SOLIDWORKS software

Automated mold, tool and die design, analysis, and validation tools enable you to produce better tooling in less time and at a reduced cost. You can meet customer demand for shorter lead times and reduced pricing, while improving your profitability.

Utilize the software solutions below to create your tooling:

Customer Example

F-B Tool & Die design precision stamping dies with SOLIDWORKS

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.

Mold, Tool & Die Process Management

Deal with change more effectively to improve profitability

By providing a wide range of integrated capabilities, the SOLIDWORKS design environment helps you automate many aspects of the design process with integrated data management tools for organizing your tooling design projects.

Discover our process management solutions:

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Additive Manufacturing Mold, Tool & Die Solutions

Advanced materials and techniques for tooling production

Overview

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:

Typical Applications

  • Creating Jigs and Fixtures
  • Blow Molds
  • Silicone Molds
  • Injection Molds
  • Shock Testing
  • Sand Casting
  • Low volume part runs

Additive Manufacturing Machines & Materials

Stratasys 3D Printing builds tools faster

Go from the design studio to the factory floor in a fraction of the time it takes other development processes. Prototype, test, and produce all manner of tools, jigsfixtures, and manufacturing aids on-demand with unprecedented speed and efficiency.

With a Stratasys 3D printer you can reduce scrap and retooling by testing injection molds and other tools before machining them. Discover the machines and materials available for tooling production:

Additive Manufacturing Applications

How do Mold, Tool & Die engineers use 3D printers?

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Why Stratasys 3D Printing for Mold, Tool & Die?

Recommended Mold, Tool & Die Machine

Stratasys F900 Production System

Advanced Digital Manufacturing

The Stratasys F900 is the ultimate manufacturing-grade production 3D printer with the widest array of engineering-grade materials, maximum throughput, largest build platform, and highest accuracy.

3D Printed Blow Mold
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.

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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.

Injection Mold Print
Accurate Design

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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