FDM Sacrificial Tooling: Using Additive Manufacturing for Sacrificial Composite Tool Production
Additive manufacturing has seen an explosion of material options in recent years. With these new material options comes significant improvements in mechanical properties and the potential for new applications that extend well beyond prototyping; one such application being sacrificial tooling.
Traditional composite manufacturing techniques work well to produce basic shapes with constant cross sections. However, complex composite parts with hollow interiors present unique manufacturing challenges. However, with FDM sacrificial tooling, no design compromise is necessary.
This document includes insight into:
- Building for optimal results
- Consolidating composites