Templates, Fixtures, and Jigs
3D-printing has been adopted by the manufacture and production industry worldwide for its many benefits in creating temporary or low-use pieces crucial to assembly. Plastic templates can be used for making cuts and placing additional hardware or decals, 3D-printed fixtures can offer additional support when assembling large parts, and cost-effective temporary fittings can be used to test the placement and alignment of consumer facing components.
This component was printed at full scale to test the placement and alignment of an automotive component.
This automotive prototype was used for a proof-of-concept design that would later be milled in Aluminum.
These out-of-spec parts or ‘red rabbits’ were designed and 3D printed to be run through various check points in a fastener production line.
Fused Deposition Modelling
- Nylon (PA12)
- TPU 60A, 70A, 75A, 85A, 95A(Flexible)
- Carbon Fiber PLA
- Carbon Fiber ABS
- Carbon Fiber Nylon
- Metal-filled PLA
- Glass-filled ABS
- Glass-filled PLA
FDM or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing is a process by which a thermal plastic is fed through a heated extruder and deposited onto a plate layer by layer. We have a range of FDM machines that range in both size and material capabilities.
SLA 3D printing is the process by which a laser photopolymerizes a photoreactive liquid resin onto a plate layer by layer. We use Formlabs printers, resin, and post-processing equipment to provide the most consistent printing results.
Additional Manufacturing Services
Partnering with others in the industry we offer additional manufacturing methods including Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Polyjet, Multijet fusion, Sandstone Deposition, and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). We also offer silicone casting services.