TIME AND MONEY. These are the two big reasons molders invest in 3D printing technology for mold tools. What are the actual numbers behind lead time and dollar savings that make this technology so compelling?
The straight cost savings of a $600 3D printed tool versus a $6,000 CNC’d tool is easy to calculate. However, this is just one piece of the puzzle. In many cases, the bigger motivation is TIME. To make good business decisions, we need to tie actual dollars to time saved. How much is one week of saved lead time worth to you, your operations, and your customers?
Sample section of ROI tool
Fortify developed an interactive Business Case ROI (Return on Investment) calculator to help molders better understand the financial impact of Fortify’s technology at different phases of the product and customer lifecycle.
Contact a Fortify team member to walk through the tool and discuss the results.