There are not many mold manufacturing companies that specialize and have developed expertise in additive manufacturing. Linear Mold & Engineering is a moldmaking company that has created a growing business by combining additive manufacturing (AM) and moldmaking to offer complete solutions to its customers.
The company recently announced strategic plans to address what Linear sees as the "Additive Manufacturing (AM) gap" for 3D metal printing. Linear's goal is to become the first "AM solutions provider" by delivering solutions to customers requiring innovative alternatives using 3D metal printing technology.
When Linear started using 3D metal printing technology with Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology from EOS GmbH, the idea was to build conformal cooling channels for the molds the company builds. That business expanded into building conformal cooling channels for other mold manufacturers in the area.