Rapid Production Tooling
Speed and complexity don’t always go hand in hand. Complex products using plastic components can significantly increase production time due to conventional processes. In the attempt to address the shortcomings of the toolmaking process, including time, companies have searched for solutions offshore or opted for aluminium bridge tooling, but both options have proven to increase logistics costs and transport times.
OGM is developing a new, innovative approach to overcome many of the limitations of conventional toolmaking processes which will allow customers to cut weeks from the production timeline for high volume projects.
OGM’s Rapid Production Tooling technology combines numerous approaches to streamline the overall toolmaking process while eliminating the most time-consuming steps. This technology combines additive manufacturing using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) with conventional CNC machining.