THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ADDITIVE UPDATE FROM WILSON TOOL INTERNATIONAL

Wilson Tool Additive Solv3D and Bend3D

This is the first electronic edition of the new Wilson Tool Additive™ newsletter, The Additive Update. The world of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment so you won’t want to miss an update. The Additive Update e-newsletter is a free subscription based publication that will be sent six times per year and each edition will include updates on additive manufacturing and applications.

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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

Wilson Tool Additive™ is making the impossible possible through 3D printing, or the process of building a 3-dimensional part from a raw material, utilizing a computer-generated file. The additive manufacturing process builds physical models from prototypes, production, end use parts, fixtures, and tooling components.

Bend3D Video Still

Wilson Tool International currently builds additive products using two types of processes. Determined through rigorous testing of stress resistance and longevity, these two processes offer customers a full spectrum of high-quality product possibilities.

  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Layered Composites: FDM is strong from two directions and works well for fixtures and certain tooling types.
  • FDM with Continuous Fiber Fabrication: Provides increased strength and rigidity.
  • Digital Light Synthesis (DLS): Grown composites build parts using a light cured resin, without layers. It’s strong in all directions, has limited design restrictions, and is ideal for finished parts that are near mold quality.

Wilson Tool Additive™ makes made-to-order bending tools and fabrication support parts in hours — not days. The Bend3D™ product line reduces lead times for press brake tooling. Support items — such as prototypes, fixtures or molds — can be produced quickly with our Solv3D™ line. Both lines provide the quality solution customers expect from Wilson Tool.

Learn more about how the new Wilson Tool Additive™ division can meet and exceed your needs.

BRAKE OUT OF THE ORDINARY: Bend3D™

Additively manufactured bending tools match the quality of traditional steel tools used to bend sheet metal. Bend3D tools work equally well as forming tools, air-bending tools and mark-free bending solutions. Additively manufactured tools are best suited for low-run jobs, up to 1000 hits or more, in materials like 14-gauge cold rolled or less. What’s more, they provide a quick lead-time measured in days versus 4 to 6 weeks for a standard steel tool.

Bend3D Rib Stiffening Video
Additively Manufactured Radius Stiffening Rib Tool for the Press Brake

Discover the possibilities of made-to-order 3D tools for your press brake process.

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, WILSON TOOL CAN MAKE IT: Solv3D™

Additively manufactured parts can replace end-use parts that have traditionally been manufactured out of steel or plastic. Solv3D products can replace items in a shop that often require an expensive mold to be created. They can even replace jigs or fixtures that hold things together. In addition, Solv3D products can be used as a prototype. Start with nothing and layer-by-layer you create something. Finally, additive manufacturing enables quick lead-times and competitive pricing.

Solv3D QuickTap Tank Video
Additive Manufacturing Solutions Help Reduce Costs and Lead Times

Discover more Solv3D™ applications.

DON’T MISS OUT

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