How Ford is Optimizing Manufacturing with 3D-Printed Tooling and Fixtures
Jigs and fixtures are a mainstay of manufacturing and make production and assembly processes simpler and more reliable, reducing lead times and improving worker safety. Ford Motor Company has compared 3D-printed jigs and fixtures to conventional machining, finding they take less time and cost a fraction to produce. With more than 30 years of experience in additive manufacturing, Ford’s Research & Advanced Engineering Center in Europe has now deeply integrated large-format 3D printing into its workflow to create custom manufacturing aids.
Learn what this integration looks like, as well as how Ford’s research center is innovating with printing processes and technologies. Plus, understand how Ford experienced ROI on its large-format system by implementing its first application.
Title: How Ford is Optimizing Manufacturing with 3D-Printed Tooling and Fixtures
Duration: 45 minutes
Host: Lars Bogner, Research Engineer Additive Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company
Register for the webinar to discover :
- The workflow for producing jigs and fixtures
- The value of 3D-printed jigs and fixtures
- Where large-scale AM fits into manufacturing and plant equipment