Case Studies

3D Printed CMM Fixtures To Reduce Cost

USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TO STREAMLINE QC COMPLEXITY

Managing complexity and cost is typically handled with clever estimating, but at DGW we reduce our customers’ total cost by infusing our process with technology. This approach allows customers to streamline their own internal workflows, especially in the critical QC process.

The CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) is one of the most powerful tools in manufacturing and quality control, but in a high mix situation reliable CMM workholdings can be difficult and costly to source. This becomes doubly problematic as part complexity increases.

DGW optimizes customers’ QC and CMM operations by providing duplicate fixtures for each production part using our Stratasys Fortus 3D Printer. This saves time by following a lean, reproducible QC process, and avoids costly bottlenecks
with valuable CMM resources.