Print jigs, fixtures, gauges, patterns, molds, and dies

With 3D Printing you have the opportunity to create tooling and custom fixtures giving you the flexibility to embrace more opportunities, act faster and shrink the cost and risk associated with traditional production.

Instead of spending time and money to machine, fabricate, mold or cast your tools you can easily print them using a variety of high performance materials.

Jig in Use

About the Applications

Typical Usage

  • Creating Jigs and Fixtures
  • Blow Molds
  • Silicone Molds
  • Injection Molds
  • Shock Testing
  • Sand Casting
  • Low volume part runs

3D Printing Benefits

  • Low-volume production tooling means you can create prototypes from the same process and materials that you’ll use for the final product.
  • Stratasys PolyJet technology produces tool masters with fine feature detail and smooth surfaces right out of the build chamber.

Case in Point

BMW’s jigs and fixtures department uses a Stratasys 3D Production System to build hand-tools for automobile assembly and testing.

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Jig in Use

Jigs & Fixtures

Manufacturing relies on tools, including jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges, to maintain quality and production efficiency – now you can quickly manufacture them with a 3D Printer.

3D Printing Benefits
  • Lead times reduced by 40 to 80 percent.
  • Cost reduced by 70 to 95 percent.
  • Eliminate assembly and improve performance and accuracy.
  • Design freedom for improved function and ergonomics.
3D Printed Blow Mold

Blow and Injection Molding

Prototyping enables designers to validate parameters and accelerate design approval. For instance a small change in the design can be costly when a change in the mold is required.

3D Printing Benefits
  • Lead time reduced by 30 to 70 percent.
  • Prototype mold cost reduced by 40 to 80 percent.
  • Stability, eliminating distortion with heat.
  • Durability through hundreds of cycles.
  • Little or no need for post processing.
Silicone Mold

Silicone Molding

Rather than machining your patterns you can now print them allowing you to reduce manufacturing costs and create more complex molds.

3D Printing Benefits
  • Lead times reduced by 50 to 80 percent
  • Cost reduced by 40 to 75 percent
  • Inert models that won’t inhibit curing
  • Stable models that won’t distort with heat
  • Durable models that can be used many times

 

Consider the following printer series for molding and tooling