CNC Machining is a tried and true manufacturing process as are many of the other processes we use to make just about anything. However J3D has worked with many companies that are now discovering there are some tooling applications for which 3D Printing is an effective way to produce jigs or fixtures for less money and less time.
Tooling applications done in nylon reinforced with carbon fiber, kevlar or fiberglass can often meet the tolerance and durability needs of tooling applications done with traditional methods.
If you have a CAD file of the tooling you need printed send it to us for a quote. If you don't have the original CAD file we can quite often create one which will make future modifications for you much easier.