Manufacturers today are under immense pressure when it comes to economically producing and delivering new products. Jigs, fixtures, and tooling are vital components of the conventional manufacturing processes. Custom-made jigs guide and control essential machining tools, while fixtures hold the machined component firmly in place. These components work together to ensure accuracy and reproducibility during manufacturing.
LuxCreo offers an integrated solution with industrial-grade 3D printers, industry-leading resins, and intuitive software that reduces the cost of creating highly complex and accurate tooling, jigs, and fixtures while eliminating multiple barriers in getting a final product to market.
Benefits of 3D Printing Tooling, Jigs, and Fixtures
Using 3D printing solutions for tooling, jig, and fixture creation upgrade conventional manufacturing methods and helps expand production capacity. 3D printing offers the following advantages to creating support tools:
3D printing produces objects with extremely high dimensional accuracy and precision. Jigs and fixtures must match the geometry of the parts they’re designed to work with. 3D printing offers the level of accuracy required to produce highly detailed surfaces and precise feature locations to ensure jigs can adequality guide tools that are durable enough to secure products without damage.
3D printing tooling, jigs, and fixtures offer a streamlined, efficient production process that creates high-performing products. It eliminates material waste, minimizes labor requirements, and greatly reduces production time. These advancements lower machining costs for more economical processes with environmentally friendly benefits. It also increases usability by creating lightweight, ergonomic products that augment productivity.