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1 Michael Mabie Senior Applications Engineer Stratasys, Inc. THERMOFORMING: ADVANCED TOOLING OPTIONS

2 Simple, inexpensive process Wide range of industries Aerospace Electronics Packaging Medical Broad application range Low-volume and high-volume Small and large parts Photo: Courtesy of NASA Thermoforming

3 Thermoforming Process

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5 Traditional tooling Can be expensive Can be time consuming Vent holes Tedious Labor intensive Thermoforming Opportunity Photo: Courtesy of Flickr KP Choo

6 Fortus Alternative tool making process Reduces labor Reduces lead time Reduces cost FDM® process Industry leading Production-grade thermoplastics Extruded, deposited in layers FORTUS for Thermoforming

7 FDM Process

8 Key items Additive process Materials Build controls Benefits Simple 5 step process Materials for speed/tool life Process controls Applying Fortus

9 Application Brief Consumer packaging Lead Time3 days1.5 days 50% CURRENTFORTUSSAVINGS Labor Time14 hours2 hours 86% Labor Cost$490$125 75% Total Cost$700$500 29%

10 Design mold Process in Insight Select FDM material Apply larger air gaps Apply sparse fill style Fortus Process

11 Manufacture mold Prep mold Mount mold Start thermoforming Fortus Process

12 Aerospace (defense) Engine cowling Application Brief Photo: Courtesy of Flickr srharris Lead Time10 days2.5 days 75% CURRENTFORTUSSAVINGS Labor Time30 hours2 hours 93% Total Cost$2,700$1,500 44% Photo: Courtesy of NASA

13 Return on Investment Lead Time50%75% 62% CLIENT 1CLIENT2SAVINGS Labor Time29%44% 36%

14 Prototype package design Low-volume production Bridge-to-tooling When to use FORTUS

15 Thermoforming tooling option Reduces Time Labor Expense Little process change Summary

16 Test it, Prove it. Send file for benchmark Download Application Guide www.Fortus.com/Thermoforming Request Consultation Michael Mabie, Senior Applications Engineer Michael.Mabie@stratasys.com Tel. +1 952.294.3476 More Information


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