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5 Reasons to 3D Print Jigs & Fixtures

As you must be aware, Jigs & Fixtures are considered as the backbone of any production unit. Having said that, did you know recent advents in additive manufacturing has reduced heavy consumption of key resources such as manpower and cost incurred?

These are usually manufactured and fabricated using metal or wood imposing serious design challenges and heavy investment in production time. Divide By Zero Technologies has come with its patented AFPM technology in additive manufacturing to produce Jigs & Fixtures using 3D printing. AFPM is far superior and reliable 3D Printing technology compared to the conventional FFF and other 3D printing technologies currently available.

Let us now quickly discuss diverse advantages of 3D printing in applications pertaining to Jigs & Fixtures.

  • Ergonomics: Conventional designed tools being heavy and unmanageable, exhibiting huge strain to labor force in tool handling. Moreover, there are times when manufactured tools comes out to be flawed units resulting in significant downtime and worker discomfort. With additive manufacturing, vendors can be rest assured with design efficacy of any complexity avoiding any problems mentioned above.

 

  • Weight Reduction: Did you know that strong plastic used in 3D printing has been technologically proved to be better alternative to metals and woods? Most importantly, they are light and aids in increased productivity and lifespan of the final product. As a matter of fact, they are equivalent in terms of quality and doesn’t pose hindrances in cost incurred.

 

  • Design Complexity: You must be aware that intricate design features require specialized machining and tooling processes when implemented with metal tooling. With 3D printing, you can lower down significant cost and machining time and can achieve blind internal complex features that is otherwise impossible with conventional manufacturing processes.

 

  • Quick Delivery: Conventional machining usually requires detailed prototype drawing, reviews and complex design challenges. With additive manufacturing, it’s just a walk in the park for you. All you need to do is to create a design and program it into the machine. The biggest advantage is that the machine will run un-attended and will deliver new parts overnight.

 

  • Cut Down Cost Incurred: Did you know that 3D printing will cut down 2 major cost invested domains of your business – material and labor? Yes, that’s right and will reduce the same by over 60%. Most importantly, none of your materials used will end up as scraps on the floor. Over 70-80% of time required will be shortened with 3D printing as compared to other conventional counterparts.

 

It’s not about just saving millions, it’s about getting smarter by thinking big also. How about adapting to new-age technologies and save considerable amount of business resources? Want to see the magic unfolding?

 

Let us be the additive manufacturing partner in pursuit of your growth and success.