Solidator 3D Printer - Application - Mounting fixtures
The modern manufacturing industry is constantly changing, with new technologies and innovations playing a key role in improving productivity and efficiency. One such innovation is 3D printing, which is not only changing the way end products are made, but also the way assembly fixtures are manufactured and used. In this paper, we will take a look at the fascinating applications of 3D printing in the field of assembly fixtures and how they are revolutionising the manufacturing industry.
The importance of mounting fixtures
Assembly fixtures are critical to manufacturing. They are used to precisely position, hold and fix parts and components so that they can be joined together in the correct position. These fixtures are often custom-made and must provide high precision and repeatability. Traditionally, assembly fixtures were made of metal or other materials, which could be time-consuming and expensive.
Advantages of 3D printing for assembly fixtures:
Faster production: With 3D printing, assembly fixtures can be produced faster because no complex tooling changes or machining processes are required.
Cost efficiency: 3D printing requires less material and thus reduces costs compared to conventional machining of metal parts.
Tailor-made solutions: 3D printing makes it possible to tailor assembly fixtures to the exact requirements of a specific task. This improves the precision and quality of manufacturing.
Weight reduction: 3D-printed fixtures are often lighter than their conventional counterparts, making them easier to handle and store.
Applications in manufacturing
The areas of application for 3D-printed assembly fixtures are diverse:
Automotive industry: Assembly jigs are used here to precisely position parts such as car body elements and engine assemblies.
Aerospace: When assembling aircraft components, maximum precision and safety are crucial, for which 3D-printed fixtures are ideally suited.
Electronics manufacturing: In this industry, assembly fixtures ensure the exact positioning of printed circuit boards and electronic components.
Medical devices: Precise assembly fixtures are indispensable in the manufacture of medical devices and implants.
The use of 3D printing for assembly fixtures has permanently changed the way products are manufactured. With shorter production times, reduced costs and customised solutions, 3D printing offers the manufacturing industry the opportunity to work more efficiently and flexibly. This development is expected to continue to help revolutionise manufacturing processes in numerous industries and lead production into the future.
Our solutions in assembly jigs with CAD software and Solidator 3D printer in 2 steps
Design with the help of CAD software
Create the 3D printed design for your assembly fixtures using CAD software such as AutoCAD Fusion 360 or AutoCAD Inventor.
Print with Solidator 3D Printer
After importing the design, the software prepares your mounting fixtures for printing with just a few clicks. For this, you will find our matching materials to get the most optimal print quality.
Request sample print
Are you already interested, but would like to test our print quality first? No problem! We offer you a test print here.
3D printing materials for assembly fixtures
Achieve the best 3D print quality by selecting the right materials for your mounting fixtures.
With flexible leasing options, businesses can use the latest 3D printer models to produce prototypes and bespoke parts cost-effectively.
Purchase the Solidator 3D printer and expand your manufacturing capabilities with an economical solution.