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.
3D printing which is known as the additive manufacturing reduce the lead time and production cost with decreased material consumption, increased performance and efficiency in comparison with traditional manufacturing methods. Production with 3D printing technologies is easy to implement and it has a wide variety of materials to support a part’s requirements.
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.