Desktop Metal Case Study: Tooling
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.