Markforged 3D Printed Tooling & Fixtures
Additive manufacturing is not only useful as a production method for end use parts, but also as a complement to other manufacturing methods in the machine shop. Industrial 3D printers produce high-strength parts tough enough to withstand manufacturing floor environments, where printed parts are put to use as tools, jigs, and fixtures. This paper shows how you can reduce costs and optimize production floor uptime by highlighting practical 3D printing use cases in everyday manufacturing operations.
LATHE BORING SOFT JAWS
Boring precise holes in non-concentric parts conventionally is a painful process. Not with Markforged parts. With our machines, you can easily design and print precise soft jaws that hold your part concentrically for boring and other turning processes.
Quality assurance is often reserved for high volume and highly precise manufactured products due to the time and cost investment associated with inspection setups. Certify more parts in less time with cost effective, standalone fixtures printed with Markforged composite 3D printers.
Markforged printers offer 50 micron precision to enable accurate locating features for exact measurements.
Reinforcing fibers prevent parts from deforming or deflecting under load, ensuring a dimensionally stable setup.
WELDING SUPPORTS & JIGS
Welding jobs often have high associated setup time due to generic and multi-purpose fixturing tools that may not be suitable for challenging structural geometries. Using Markforged composite 3D printers, you can design and print specialized alignment jigs, custom mounts, and fixtures that can drastically reduce setup time and improve the precision of welding operations.
Inserted welding rests isolate heat to prevent heat damage to the print. Threaded inserts provide mount points for clamps.
With a heat deflection of 145o C, printed risers and fixtures are suitable for TIG or MIG welding.
Print alignment tools toensure your parts are precisely oriented before you weld.
From custom soft jaws for difficult machining operations to alignment jigs for welding, An industrial 3D printer can improve many of the behind-the-scenes tasks associated with manufacturing and fabrication. Complement your manufacturing floor with a Markforged printer and experience shorter lead times, increased machine bandwidth, and reduced manufacturing costs.NASA, Google, Ford, Amazon, General Electric and thousands of companies in 50 countries use Markforged to print same-day prototypes and produce stronger end-use parts than they did before. With Markforged, they’re able to ship 50x faster, spend 20x less, and build 23x stronger products.
Markforged Composite Printer
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