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Desktop Metal Case Study: Tooling

February 28, 2018 News

BUILT-RITE TOOL & DIE
Injection molding firm investigates quick-turn mold application, identifies 90% cost savings.

Built-Rite Tool & Die is a mold-making and design firm in Massachusetts. Challenges with injection mold manufacturing include high tooling costs, extended lead times, and complex designs of mold assembly components. Built-Rite assessed the technology fit of the Studio System, the office-friendly metal 3D printing system from Desktop Metal, to improve operations and evaluate part performance of a printed mold cavity insert. Findings from these initial tests include 90% cost-per-part savings and demonstrate the potential for the Studio System in tooling applications.

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Posted by Heather Adams