This is my wheelhouse. I make prototypes, and have been doing it for 20yrs. I’ve tried the printed tools, but they cannot replace the laminate tools that I have been making for years. It actually takes me less time to cut and weld a laminate tool than it does for me to make a printed tool, and the laminate tool lasts for thousands of parts. While the printed tool will maybe last a few dozen, depending on geometry and material type/thickness. Now, I also have a dedicated prototype shop with a laser, brake, mills, etc., so it’s a lot easier for me to do this than most. I also have a Stratasys Eden 350V resin printer. I usually use it to make GD&T check fixtures. I’m attaching a few photos for reference.
BTW - I’ve had a close relationship with Wilson Tool for many years. They are one of the most innovative and forward thinking companies I know of in this industry.