SPE WEBINAR: Can 3D Printed Mold Tools Solve Your Supply Chain Challenges? 

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Where: Webinar via Zoom

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The age-old supply chain challenge - do order production tooling without completing design validation in end-use material in order to save weeks to months of lead times?

With quick-turn injection molded parts from 3D printed tools, you don’t have to sacrifice the prototype phase to meet product deadlines. At a fraction of the cost and time of traditional steel and aluminum tools, designers can leverage this technology to iterate new designs many times over - and FAST. Materials ranging from commodity to high-performance resins can run on these tools with complex geometries.

This webinar will highlight the benefits of this technology, use cases, and customer case studies where this solution helped bridge the gap between design and production tooling.

About the Speaker

Craig Crossley is an Applications Engineer at Fortify working in the Injection mold tooling vertical. He graduated from UMass Lowell with a BSE in Plastics Engineering. While at UMass Lowell he was captain of the rugby team for two years and a member of the SPE student chapter. Prior to joining Fortify in April 2021, Craig worked as the Process Engineering Lead at Prodrive Technologies and the Injection Molding Engineer at Spaulding Composites. He also has over 3 years of various Plastics Engineering internship experience. Craig has worked on tooling design as well as mold processing, project management, and purchasing new tooling and materials. During his time at Fortify, he has worked on several projects that include the introduction of high-performance materials into our envelope of capabilities.

Dan Cronin is a Sales Manager with Fortify and a six-year veteran of the Additive Manufacturing industry. For the past two years, he’s focused on the 3D printed injection mold tooling space, helping customers to realize more profit and increase speed and flexibility along the product development timeline while reducing costs. Dan works with manufacturers and service providers to implement Fortify’s unique technology to lower the barrier to functional prototyping in production materials.

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