Large Format Tooling Applications

August 11, 2020

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This presentation will discuss the current opportunities that exist in the tooling market for large-format additive manufacturing; design, materials, and processing requirements needed to fabricate a quality tool; and challenges faced in the industry to further LFAM adoption.

Primary Topics:

  • Describe the current state of the art in LFAM technologies in the industry
  • Identify challenges associated with LFAM applications and how they are addressed at each stage
  • Understand the difference between traditional tooling and LFAM tooling


Sean Henson

Global Product Manager, Composites & Additive Manufacturing; Ascent Aerospace

Sean Henson has led the market introduction of Ascent’s HyVarC hybrid layup mold tooling solution as well as the development of additive manufacturing capabilities within Ascent. Sean has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Materials Science and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (2012) and a Master of Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Leaders for Global Operations program (2017).