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Disrupting the Supply Chain with 3D Printing: An Introduction to FDM Composite Tooling - Stratasys Blog
The Problem: Traditional composite tooling has two major problems: It takes too long to produce and it is very costly. Lead times for traditional aluminum, steel, invar or FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) tooling are usually measured in weeks and months and costs often skyrocket well into the tens of thousands of dollars, even for relatively …