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3D-Printed Automotive Assembly Jig Cuts Weight and Improves Accuracy
Jigs used to assemble automotive parts can be difficult to maintain, and because they"??re made of metal, they are heavy "?? up to 150 pounds. Engineers at Solaxis Ingenious Manufacturing in Bromont, Canada, have now used Fortus 3D Printers from Stratasys to manufacture a jig for an automotive supplier, which uses it to assemble high-volume plastic door seals. The company designed and manufactured a jig for an automotive supplier, which uses it to assemble high-volume plastic door seals. After developing several iterations of the jig, Solaxis produced a 3D-printed jig that is over 100 pounds lighter than a typical jig for this application, and slashed the design and manufacturing time by at least two thirds compared with traditional methods.
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