X1 ThermoForm: Fast, Durable Tooling 3D Printed in Sand
Get tooling on demand through efficient sand 3D printing without the high costs and long lead times of traditional tools. X1 Thermoform delivers durable, low-cost tooling with fast turnarounds for short-run production or to allow production to begin while you wait for traditional tooling.
Accelerate innovation with the design freedom of additive manufacturing and eliminate the long lead times and high costs of traditional machining by creating complex tools with sand binder jet 3D printing. We use a patented process of 3D design, infiltration, and coating to produce sand forms tailored to the stability and durability requirements of a variety of tooling applications. Highly accurate, X1 ThermoForm tools can be machined to the tightest tolerances and surface finishes.
With a low CTE that performs better than tooling board and comparable to aluminum, X1 ThermoForm tools have been tested to withstand the high temperatures of industrial production for multiple cycles.
X1 ThermoForm tools are produced in the United States and without the waste of milling swarf or international shipping logistics. The digital
workflow of 3D printing and domestic North American production offers customers a local, flexible, and responsive tooling supply chain.
Infiltrated sand from ExOne is a cost-effective tooling solution with fast turnarounds. Our innovative sand binder jetting systems create unique geometries for innovative tooling that allows you to iterate quickly and test functional prototypes to improve products that get to market faster and cheaper.
- Rapid turnarounds with fast and cost-effective binder jet 3D printing
- Design freedom to create streamlined geometries and incorporate mounting or venting features
- High compression strength
- Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (12 ppm/°F)
- Durable surface coatings
- Tolerances +/- 0.025” or better with machining
- Service temperatures up to 350° F