COMPOSITES & METALS:
COMPLEMENTARY 3D PRINTING
Manufacturing is an ecosystem in which each technology fills a specific niche. Both composite
3D printing and metal 3D printing are valuable resources—they can be used to affordably and
efficiently produce many of the low volume, high-strength parts critical to the production line.
In this paper, we’ll discuss how two high-strength technologies can work together to facilitate
affordable and effective manufacturing - from tooling inserts to conformal workholding.