OPERATOR INSTALL TOOL
Manual tools for operators can often be heavy and awkward to use because of weight distribution. 3D printing operator tools allows for a opportunities in weight savings.
The example shown had a weight savings of 70% while maintaining strength through the use of carbon fiber material.
In the past, seals were limited in design opportunities due to the limitations of injection molding.
With 3D printing, we are able to customize seals to include complex geometries. Injection molding can struggle with certain part geometries, but in the case of the example seal, 3D printing can completely eliminate performance concerns.
AIR FLOW HOUSING
This component showcases how bearings can be pressed into 3D printed parts to add functionality.
Bearings, thread inserts, and dowel pins can all be incorporated into tools and end-use products.
Take your automation robot gripper life to the next level with intricate designs and engineering grade materials. This robot gripper uses Kevlar® to maximize tool performance, increasing tool life by a factor of three for a third of the cost.
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ASSEMBLY LINE TOOL GUIDE
Separate the wearable section of a your tooling from the durable portion with 3D printing to cut costs and decrease maintenance time when replacements are needed.
With clever design, we can turn your routine maintenance tasks into operator jobs to easily change out wearable items without the need for specialized tools.
The top, red component can be taken out and replaced with an insert to make part changeovers easier than ever. Color coding the insert helps with identifying variants of components.
Any wear to the pallet component is done on the red component, so there is no need to unbolt and replace the entire assembly. Operators change the wearable portion on demand.
CUSTOM ROBOT BRACKETS
Don't let traditional, subtractive manufacturing create design limitations and/or long lead times for your team.
Design the perfect solution, and let us help you bring the idea to life with processing times as quick as a 24 hours.
ANTI MARRING TOOLS
Stop using tools that aren't form-fit for the product.
3D printing easily allows a protective tool to be created to form perfectly and protect your product.