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Can You Replace Machined Jigs with 3D Printed Parts?

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Machining tooling in metal or plastic, either in-house or via a service bureau, can be a costly process. Depending on the forces experienced by the part, however, it may not always be necessary to produce these tools in metal or plastic. Top tier manufacturers such as Ashley Furniture have turned to 3D printing parts in-house to replace custom tooling that was previously machined and outsourced.

In this webinar, we’ll examine three case studies of how companies are printing strong, functional parts using a library of engineering materials and in-house 3D printing in order to dramatically cut costs and improve operational efficiency in production environments.

What you will learn:

  • Which engineering material a manufacturer used to reduce costs by over 90% and achieve tolerances that fit their requirements.
  • How Ashley Furniture improved efficiency by freeing up jig builders from repetitive tasks by using 3D printing to develop a universal system for an assembly fixture.
  • 3 unique ways to use these learnings to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs at your workplace through desktop-based additive manufacturing.

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Webinar Speakers


Andrew Edman

Industry Manager for Manufacturing

Andrew Edman is an industry manager for product design, engineering, and manufacturing at Formlabs. Prior to Formlabs, Andrew ran CLEAR design lab, a product design and development consultancy that helped startups and Fortune 500 companies alike to create new products, from concept to full-scale manufacturing. At Formlabs, Andrew works to help manufacturers get value from adding 3D printing to their operations, from validation to production floor jigs and fixtures.


Faris Sheikh

3D Printing Specialist

Faris Sheikh, 3D printing specialist at Formlabs, has helped Formlabs run over 40 live broadcasts around the world to educate over 21,000 engineers, manufacturers, dentists, and jewelers on how to successfully incorporate Formlabs products into their day-to-day workflows. Previously, Sheikh most notably ran an online technology show on hardware and software products totalling over 2 million global views.