Apparatus and fixtures are manufacturing aids that enable you to manufacture and deliver your products in a high quality, safe and repeatable manner. Although they are often used together, there are distinct differences between the terms apparatus and fixture. Apparatuses are used to control the motion and position of the work package during the operation time. At the same time, it provides accuracy, repeatability and interchangeability in the product while increasing efficiency in the manufacturing of products. Fixtures are used in the manufacturing process or other industrial processes to place work packages in the correct location and hold them in a fixed position. Also, it ensures the continuity of quality and the production of a wide variety of parts with the right properties while reducing production costs. Non-standard fixtures are designed and manufactured for a specific operation taking place on a particular machine used in the production area.
Apparatus and fixtures produced with 3D printing technologies open up new opportunities for production.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, shortens delivery time and reduces production cost with reduced material consumption, increased performance and efficiency compared to traditional manufacturing methods. Production with 3D printing technologies is a very easy process and has a wide range of materials that can meet the requirements of the part. Your apparatus and fixtures can be produced according to your needs with 3D printing technologies.