3D Printing for Manufacturing Operations
Expanding Additive Manufacturing Applications Across the Value Chain
Reduce costs, streamline production, and apply AM beyond the light-duty applications of desktop 3D printing. With more build volume and open access to the world’s most advanced thermoplastics, AON3D allows manufacturers to realize the value of 3D printing in high strength, high heat, caustic applications and more.
Bring products to market quicker and reduce development costs with the ability to manufacture same-day high performance prototypes and full-scale concept models.
Print parts that meet functional requirements with access to the best mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistive properties currently available in 3D printing.
Validate and improve manufacturing processes by testing designs, optimizing ergonomics, and training employees with low-cost stand-ins.
Better communicate design concepts, optimize the look and feel of products, and create sales tools for use before transfer to production.
Streamline Manufacturing Processes
Increase production throughput, consistency, and worker ergonomics. AON3D’s open access to engineering-grade and high-performance polymers enables hundreds of tooling, jig, and fixture applications.
Jigs & Fixtures
Improve manufacturing efficiency with custom assembly, machining, template, and check fit manufacturing aids.
From vacuum forming to composite molds, high temperature 3D printing provides a fast, affordable, and durable tooling solution.
Create high strength dimple dies, press brake dies, hydroforming tooling, and more with the world’s strongest thermoplastics.
Free up working capital, reduce on-hand inventory, and mitigate part obsolescence by turning physical parts into digital models that can be manufactured on-demand.
Move designs directly to short/medium-run production and enable mass customization. With high performance thermoplastics businesses can manufacture parts that meet functional requirements.
- Higher strength-to-weight ratio than many metals
- Continuous Use Temperatures up to 260° C
- High Wear & Abrasion Resistance
- High Chemical Resistance
A low-cost, high strength, and rigid material that is perfect for functional prototypes, lightweight end of arm tooling, and other tooling applications.
- High Stiffness
- Strong & Durable
An easier-to-print high performance polymer with great mechanical and thermal properties while exhibiting high radiation and chemical resistance.
- High Tensile Strength
- High Thermal Resistance
- Easier to Print
A high strength, high heat, and chemical resistive material able to withstand layup tooling, thermoforming, and metal forming processes.
- High Tensile Strength
- Extreme Thermal Resistance
- Dimensionally Stable
TPU / TPE
Create living hinges, non-marring interfaces, and work holding aids for irregularly shaped pars with flexible materials down to 85A shore hardness.
- Resists Deformation
- Food Contact Safe
Print RoHS compliant materials for electronics enclosures, RF devices, and jigs/fixtures for handling parts susceptible to electrostatic discharge.
- 107– 109 Ω Surface Resistivity
- Strong & Durable
With AON3D’s Open Material 3D Printers engineers and designers are free to print the materials they want with the part properties the need and at affordable prices.
- No Unlock Fees
- Access High Performance Polymers
- Explore & Develop Materials
Tooling Applications for Manufacturing
Discover tooling applications, costs/time savings, material recommendations, and useful tips for implementing additive manufacturing in your processes.
How to 3D Print PEEK, PEKK, and ULTEM™
Learn how to 3D print the world’s most advanced polymers to create high strength, high heat, and chemical resistive end-use parts.
3D Printing Composite Tooling
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The ROI of High Temperature 3D Printing
An empirical analysis of the time, costs, and limitations to produce individual and short run parts across several manufacturing methods.
Replacing metals with polymers is not only possible but becoming increasingly more prevalent.
Learn which temperatures are needed to maximize PEEK part properties
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