Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) techniques for hybrid manufacturing have led to new application areas in the manufacturing industry. In the tooling industry, cooling channels are used to enable specific heating and cooling cycles to improve the performance of the process. These internal cooling channels have been designed with limited manufacturing processes in mind, so, until recently, they were often straight in shape for cross-drilling operations and manufactured from a cast billet. To show a novel application of this common technology, a tool with integrated conformal cooling channels was manufactured using hybrid manufacturing (blown-powder DED and CNC machining) techniques. The computer-aided manufacturing strategy used, and the lessons learned are presented and discussed to enable future work in this industrial application space.