"Deloitte Whitepaper: 3D Printing Opportunity in Tooling"
Learn the benefits of integrating AM for tooling - from lead time and cost reductions to improved functionality and customized part production.
Although traditional methods for fabricating tooling are still widely used, newer technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing are helping companies to decrease both development and production costs, shorten lead times and offer opportunities for innovation. Because tooling is often produced in low volumes and in complex shapes, AM is becoming more attractive as a tooling fabrication method.
The framework for understanding the four additive manufacturing tactical paths and where tooling applications fit
The benefits of integrating AM for tooling - from lead time and cost reductions to improved functionality (specifically the ability to produce complex geometries) and customized part production
How applying AM to tooling fabrication improves the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains and products
Real examples of how companies have implemented AM technology and their resulting performance improvements