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3D printing for the nautical industry

Making composites part with 3D printed tools

3D printed composite tooling using FDM technology offers the fastest, most cost-effective means of producing composite structures. FDM composite tools take only days to produce instead of weeks or months and avoid the high cost, touch-labor and long lead times of traditional tool fabrication.

Sacrificial composite tooling simplifies the production of hollow and trapped-tool configurations, providing greater design freedom without the need for complex tooling. The tool material dissolves in a detergent solution, leaving only the cured composite part, enabling one-piece, seamless designs.

Achieve Dramatic Efficiencies in Composite Tool Production

Reduce the time and cost to produce composite structures using tools made with FDM Technology. FDM composite tooling enables cost-effective prototyping and simplifies tool design and fabrication while increasing functionality.

In this design guide you’ll learn how to:

Choose the appropriate FDM material based on your design criteria

Design tools using the most effective construction methods

Process the CAD file for optimal build results

Post-process tools to achieve the best composite fabrication outcomes

3D printing for the nautical industry


  • Eden Prairie, MN, USA
  • Stratasys