3D printing (3DP) is increasingly seen as the best way to produce automotive jigs and fixtures. But even though many auto manufacturers have already taken the 3DP route, far too many of them are still missing out on benefits like lighter weight, higher accuracy, lower costs and shorter lead times.
That’s because high-performing, lightweight custom tooling requires much more than just a 3D printer, particularly with larger, more complex jigs and quality-critical checking fixtures. This short paper provides a quick guide to creating 3D-printed automotive production aids and explains how to gain full benefit from this proven and effective manufacturing technique.
With this whitepaper, you will learn:
- Our 4 top tips on leveraging additive technology for automotive production tools
- Why high-performing, lightweight, custom tooling needs more than just a 3D printer
- How leading automotive production companies are already using 3D-printed tools
About Materialise Manufacturing
Materialise has been active in Additive Manufacturing since 1990 and operates one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world, with its headquarters in Belgium and branches worldwide. Materialise Manufacturing provides 3D printing and engineering services for both rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing to customers in industries including automotive, aerospace, healthcare and consumer products.