JIGS AND FIXTURES
Take your production to another level
Using jigs & fixtures allow manufacturers to improve production efficiency and quality by holding the part in place for a variety of uses, including machining, assembly, and quality control.
Typically, the designs will be custom for the application; when parts are changed, the fixture needs to be changed as well. As with most custom applications, traditional production costs can be prohibitive, both in time and materials, leading some companies to avoid using them entirely.
BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING JIGS & FIXTURES
Simply put, it means that you will have the ability to run more custom jobs, more efficiently, at a much lower cost, and the total number of operations required can be significantly reduced.
Another key area still being discovered is in human ergonomics, providing support to eliminate strain and sprain on workers. Here’s a great story on BMW using 3D printing in an unusual, yet incredibly useful way.
With the 3ntr printer, you can design and print a custom part, to tolerance, in the same day, with just enough material – and in a wide variety of engineering thermoplastics. You can design a single part, in multiple materials, to encompass multiple components.