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How to do Rapid Tooling for Sheet Metal Forming with 3D Printed Dies

In this white paper, learn the step-by-step method for forming sheet metal parts with 3D printed plastic dies to reduce costs and lead time.

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Experimental Case Study: Sheet Metal Forming With 3D Printed Dies

Materials and Equipment

Forming a Replacement Blade Guard

Design Considerations


Traditional metal manufacturing techniques include forming, casting, molding, joining, and machining.

Sheet metal forming is the most cost-effective forming procedure today for manufacturing parts at large quantities. It can be highly automated in factories or, at the other end of the spectrum, manually operated in metal workshops for small series parts. It is a versatile, consistent, and high-quality procedure to create accurate metal parts with limited material waste.

Experimental Case Study: Sheet Metal Forming With 3D Printed Dies

In this section, we will give recommendations on how to design and use a tool for sheet metal forming and outline the different steps of the method. We will be looking at how to 3D print tools to create a replacement blade guard for an electric saw.

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