3D printing company ExOne has formed a partnership with Catalysis Additive Tooling to develop a new process for 3D printed tooling for low-to-medium volume production parts.

Catalysis makes tooling and manufacturing processes for metal forming, vacuum forming and plastic injection.

The new process starts with an ExOne sand mold which is 3D printed using its binder jetting technology. The mold then receives coatings and becomes a re-usable tool to make a plastic, glass fiber, foam or other composite part using injection, vacuum formed or cast process.

‘We selected ExOne as our strategic partner because they are the proven global leader in binder jetting technology for industrial sand and metal components,’ said Darrell Stafford, CEO and president of Catalysis additive tooling.

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