Use Your Production Equipment for Production

Use Your Production Equipment for Production

Research has shown nearly 90% of manufacturing companies have a backlog of jobs – and that isn’t okay. The best in the business use technology to blow the competition out of the water.

  • Free Up Resources
  • Decrease Design Time
  • Increased Worker Safety
  • Make Higher Quality Products

See How 3D Printed  Jigs and Fixtures Optimize Operational Efficiency

3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures can help manufacturing companies make parts more effectively

Free Up Resources

Too often, production equipment gets borrowed to make a fixture or prototype part, instead of being used to make the parts that keep the lights on. When you have no other option, you are stuck with the consequences of delayed shipments to customers. Adding a 3D Printer to your workflow to handle the fixtures enables you to use production equipment for production.

Decrease Design Time

There can be a lot of thought – and precious engineering time – that goes into designing the perfect work-holding fixture. Part of the reason it takes so long is that an engineer needs to design around the limitations of the humble 3-axis mill. 3D printers eliminate a lot of these design constraints so that fixtures can be designed and made faster.

Increase Worker Safety

Fatigued workers are a huge risk for manufacturing businesses. Lifting tools for hours on end is exhausting, and makes workers more likely to cut corners – or worse – make mistakes that end up as workers’ comp claims. 3D printing allows engineers to create ergonomic, lightweight tools. As a result, workers are less tired, happier, and safer.

Make Higher Quality Products

When jigs and fixtures are made out of expensive metal, it is only natural to want to save a few bucks by not making a jig when you know you really should. Instead of throwing together some scrap from the corner of the shop 3D printers make low-cost fixtures to get the job done right, and make a high-quality product you can be proud of.