07 Oct Catalysis Wins First Place In 2021 SPE Parts Competition

We are very excited to announce that Catalysis Additive Tooling won FIRST PLACE in the parts competition at the SPE Thermoforming Conference in September! We were honored to be the first company to include the part AND the tool in the ...

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07 Sep One Stop Shop For Forming Tool, Trim Tool, Check Fixture

Did you know that Catalysis can provide you with not only a forming tool, but trim tool & check fixture as well? Instead of having to go different places & get all the tools you need at different times, you can get them all at ...

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17 Aug Catalysis is Attending the 2021 SPE Conference!

We are excited to announce that Catalysis Additive Tooling will be attending the SPE Thermoforming Conference Sept. 20-22, 2021 in Grand Rapids, MI! This will be Catalysis’ 3rd year attending this conference. Where you can find ...

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08 Jul Modifying A 3D Printed Vacuum Forming Tool In 3 Days

A customer needed a Catalysis FX™ vacuum forming tool modified quickly. For this request, we machined the tool, 3D printed 6 new sections for modified area and added the new sections to the tool. We modified tool and delivered ...

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30 Mar Why our tools don’t have vacuum holes

Did you know that we don’t drill holes in our tools? That’s correct! Our tools don’t have any vacuum holes. With no vacuum holes, we are able to vacuum over the entire tool surface, resulting in better part quality. ...

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24 Mar 3 Shipping Pallets in One Week

With our proprietary Catalysis FX™ 3D printed tooling technology, we are able to complete major projects in a short turnaround time. These are 3 large vacuum forming tools capable of making 500 parts each, all completed and ...

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09 Mar What it the cost competitiveness of our 3D Printed Catalysis FX™ tooling?

When it comes to providing tooling for customers, quality & time is a top priority. But, tooling cost is also important! Listen to President & CEO, Darrell Stafford explain why we are so confident in our tooling cost ...

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09 Feb Printed Pockets & Inserts Added To A 3D Printed Tool

Here is another example of all the unique things we can do with 3D Printing! For this project: – We have a Catalysis FX™ vacuum forming tool to make covers – Similar to conventional tooling, we added a printed pocket ...

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04 Feb Pulp Paper Tooling – Unique Ways To Use 3D Printing

We’ve been working on development tooling for pulp paper forming! For this process, a pulp water solution is used to pull through the tool to form the part. The tool is a stainless steel 3D printed metal tool with 9,000 honeycomb ...

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25 Aug 6 Vacuum Formed Tools in 48 Hours

SEKISUI KYDEX recently came to us needing 6 thermoforming tools completed in 4 days for their Butterfly 2.0 project due to a last minute design change. With traditional tooling methods, this would typically take weeks to complete. We ...

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