Jigs, fixtures, and other manufacturing aids are used by businesses internally to make manufacturing and assembly processes simpler and more reliable, reducing cycle times and improving worker safety. They are vital tools to streamline production workflows and address common problems that arise on the factory floor. With new advances in additive manufacturing technologies and materials you can now replace the standard expensive machined metal jigs and fixtures with lightweight, ergonomic, and part-specific 3D printed tools, with a wide range of materials to enable functional applications. In-house 3D printing enables you to build manufacturing aids rapidly and at a low cost to improve the speed, quality, and efficiency of production. It increases design freedom to build complex, custom tools and encourages continuous improvement. With 3D printed replacement parts, you can grow operational agility, solve day-to-day production issues and reduce machine downtime. Watch this webinar to learn how to quickly 3D print strong, long-lasting tools with SLA and SLS 3D printers that are ready to undergo the rigor of the factory floor, from machining to assembly and inspection. A Formlabs application engineer will guide you through the workflow, share recommendations and delve into real-life examples from innovative companies.
Join Nate and Felix in a live chat to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different 3D printing materials, and their most common applications. Learn the basics of reading a material data chart, and identifying the material properties that matter to you.
In Ultimaker's first episode, they visit L’Oréal headquarters in Clichy, France to chat with Matthew Forester, the company’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Manager.
In this webinar, we’ll teach you essential print process physics and additive manufacturing material challenges. We’ll walk through a presentation packed with visual examples for SLA manufacturing design guidelines and five methods to design for assembly.
This webinar is a walk-through of five high priority material properties, with recommendations on popular 3D printing materials to use based on your desired material or application.
Learn how parts created from various printing technologies differ across functionality and appearance, and how these differences impact product development and production workflows for engineers and manufacturers.
Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament enables desktop 3D printers to print stainless steel parts. Learn more about the metal printing process and see how this material is being used with the Cost Effective Metal Part Printing - A Use Case with L3Harris webinar.
Join Director of Community Development, Matt Griffin, and Application Engineer, Jeremy Evers, as they reveal which 3D printing applications are working in this industry and how to quickly achieve results that dramatically increase productivity.