Speeding development of 3D printed manufacturing tools

Departments - 3D/Additive Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Aids Package for the Fortus 900mc production 3D printer supports custom tools on demand.

December 7, 2016

Custom 3D-printed jigs and fixtures show how additive manufacturing can augment conventional production environments. Stratasys’ Manufacturing Aids Package includes 40 hours of design work from Stratasys Professional Services to make producing a first tool easy.

To create strong, lightweight tools, the kit includes six canisters of thermoplastic build material and three canisters of support material. Build material includes Nylon 6 – Stratasys’ newest engineering-grade material – as well as PC and ASA plastic. ASA is available in a choice of 10 colors. Also included is Stratasys’ SR-35 advanced soluble support material that offers faster dissolve time and extended bath life compared to SR-30 soluble support material. Additional items include extra extrusion head tips, build sheets, and the option for Fortus 900mc owners to extend their factory warranty by two years. www.stratasys.com