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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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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25 May Modification Of A Mold Using 3D Printing & Tooling

We recently completed a project where the customer requested a tool modification. Most people think that modifying means it requires machining. However, with our 3D printed tooling technology, we just printed an insert and post ...

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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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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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