SPE Thermoforming Quarterly®

Third Quarter 2018

Proactive Tooling Design

Innovation engineering tells us that our goal should be a continuous flow of innovative concepts, not just a single event. The proactive phase of tooling design therefore involves a management system that begins with Define and Discover. “Define” provides the clarity on concept and “Discover” asks the questions that help identify risks and solutions…

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Third Quarter 2018

Moldmaking with 3D Prints

Moldmaking with desktop 3D printing allows engineers and designers to get much more functionality from their 3D printer, beyond prototyping alone. Moldmaking opens up a world of production materials, and provides the ability to produce short run batches and test mold designs prior to committing to expensive tooling…

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