Jigs & Fixtures

Jigs & fixtures are the production aids that ensure to produce and deliver your products with high quality, safety, and repeatability. Despite the fact that these two terms are usually used together, there are significant differences between them. Jigs are used to control the motion and location of the workpiece during the operation process. Besides, they provide accuracy, repeatability, and interchangeability as well as maximize the efficiency in the manufacturing of products. Fixtures are used to locate and hold the workpiece in a fixed location during the manufacturing or other industrial processes. Also, they maintain the consistent quality, reduce the production cost and enable a variety of parts to be made to correct specifications. ‘’Off the shelf’’ fixtures are designed and manufactured for a specific operation on a specific machine in a production area.

3D printed jigs & fixtures open up new possibilities on manufacturing-floor productivity.

We can provide solutions to your positioning, placement, elevation and preservation needs with 3D printed jigs & fixtures.

Jigs and fixtures can be manufactured with 3D printing technologies when conventional manufacturing is expensive or slow.

Additive manufacturing technologies can be preferred for the manufacturing of fixtures which has a short lifetime and rarely-used because of its cost and time advantages.

Preparing jigs, fixtures, molds, and drafts with correct tolerances is important to increase the efficiency during the R&D operations. 3D printers with high repeatability provide solutions for this situation.

We can provide solutions with our FDM, SLS and CNC technologies for different areas.

Advantages of 3D Printing

3D printing technologies reduce the cost and lead time as well as eliminate the design limitations for your jigs and fixtures needs.

Preferring 3D printing technologies for jigs and fixtures production provides advantages that cannot be provided before with the traditional manufacturing methods that have high cost and uncertain results.

Design Freedom

High complexity of the jigs and fixtures design makes mandatory the usage of 3D printing technologies as the manufacturing method. You can eliminate the design limitations, reduce cost and lead time by preferring the 3D printing technologies rather than the traditional manufacturing methods.

Durable Component Parts

Manufacturing jigs and fixtures with 3D printing technologies without design limitations reduce the assembly time significantly. Complex parts can be manufactured with 3D printing technologies as one piece. Thus, assembly time is eliminated, and you can have more durable parts.

 

Weight Reduction

Another advantage of manufacturing jigs and fixtures with the 3D printing technologies is the weight reduction with the desired rate. Durable plastics are the perfect alternative for traditional metal cutting processes. Up to 70% lighter parts can be manufactured with 3D printing technologies. Lighter component parts in comparison with heavy metal parts provide the ability to move more freely to your workers. Besides, lighter parts provide ease to use as well as have the same functions of metal parts.

Customization

Jigs & fixtures can be easily customized before every manufacturing process with the CAD files that are modified according to your desires by your designers. Fixtures can be manufactured with low cost for every personal user and project needs. You can prefer customized manufacturing aids to have better control over the workpiece during the operation process and increase the accuracy of the operation.

Production on Demand

Jigs and fixtures can be manufactured 1-100 unit with 3D printing technologies. The easy accessibility of a digital file allows you to produce aids as needed.  Also, digital files can be modified easily and rapidly when you need changes in the parts.

Eliminating the Machining Needs

You can deliver your parts directly from the 3D printers without any additional process if your parts were designed with tolerances between +/- 0.005 or +/-0.0015 range or higher. Post-processing can be applied according to your needs or demands.

8 Different Jigs & Fixtures Production That We Create Solutions

Montage Fixtures

Painting Fixtures

Cooling Fixtures

Alignment Fixtures

Seaming Fixtures

Drilling/Trimming Fixtures

 Fixture Holders

Masking Fixtures