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How Automotive Jigs and Fixtures Can Maximize the Benefits of 3D Printing

date_range July 20, 2019
How Automotive Jigs and Fixtures Can Maximize the Benefits of 3D Printing

3D printing (3DP) is increasingly seen as the best way to produce automotive jigs and fixtures. But even though many auto manufacturers have already taken the 3DP route, far too many of them are still missing out on benefits like lighter weight, higher accuracy, lower costs and shorter lead times.

That’s because high-performing, lightweight custom tooling requires much more than just a 3D printer, particularly with larger, more complex jigs and quality-critical checking fixtures. This short paper provides a quick guide to creating 3D-printed automotive production aids and explains how to gain full benefit from this proven and effective manufacturing technique.

The precision of the new fixture really surprised me. We can now achieve much tighter tolerances and expect reduced scrap/redo rates. Our workers on the line love it. The new jig is easier to handle and much lighter. – Hannes Wauters, Equipment Engineer at Volvo Car Gent

How Automotive Jigs and Fixtures Can Maximize the Benefits of 3D Printing

With this whitepaper, you will learn:

  • Our 4 top tips on leveraging additive technology for automotive production tools

  • Why high-performing, lightweight, custom tooling needs more than just a 3D printer

  • How leading automotive production companies are already using 3D-printed tools

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