Applications

Manufacturing

Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) shortens lead times by weeks compared to traditional manufacturing. Optimized composites form robust end-use parts and injection molding tools that perform better than standard 3D printed molds.

Common Parts

  • Injection mold tooling
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Unmachinable geometries
  • Looks-like/works-like prototypes
  • Difficult-to-machine inserts
  • Parts typically made with EDM

Benefits

  • Shorter tool procurement lead times
  • Faster time to market
  • Geometric freedom
  • Higher mechanical properties
  • CNC-like surface finish

Aerospace

Lighter, stronger aircraft parts are achieved using DCM. Optimized composites replace metal parts, offering geometric freedom and reducing aircraft weight.

Common Parts

  • High heat applications
  • Functional prototypes
  • End-use components
  • Lightweight UAV components

Benefits

  • Lighter, stronger parts
  • Faster time to market
  • Part consolidation
  • Geometric freedom
  • Reduced material waste
  • Longer battery life on UAVs

Automotive

Faster, stronger, more efficient vehicles are built with optimized composites. DCM brings a quick turnaround on functional prototypes and end-use parts.

Common Parts

  • Under-the-hood components
  • High heat applications
  • Functional prototypes
  • End-use parts
  • Complex part geometries

Benefits

  • High heat resistance
  • Shorter lead times
  • Geometric freedom
  • Improved strength-to-weight ratio
  • Part consolidation