Manufacturing - Tooling Solutions
Modular Fixtures


For one time-use manufacturing solutions, create modular systems for machining parts while saving time and reducing costs.  

   

 

 

 

   

 

3D Printing - Modular Fixtures Solutions Process 

The Process of Creating a Modular Fixturing System 

     
Process 1. Begin the design by positioning the part, grid plate, pillars and beams in the desired configuration. 
To create the custom contact elements, select the fixture support points and specify the type of contact to use and the direction to the grid plate. The RapidFit  software will automatically create the contact elements and label each with a location and part name. RapidFit also documents the assembly plan.
      Process 2. 
Option A - Use CAD program
Option B - Use Materialise Rapidfit

1. Import the STL file of the part to be fixtured into Magics RapidFit. Also, import or create the files for the modular components of the fixture.
     
     
Process 3. Import the STLs of the contact elements into Insight and prepare them for building. All Fortus materials and build styles may be used. However, ABS–M30, PC, PC-ABS with soluble supports and a solid fill are recommended.        Process 4. When the build is complete, simply remove the support structures and proceed to assembly.
     
       
Process 5. Gather the grid plate, pillars, beams and FDM components. Following the assembly instructions, place the FDM components on the beams and pillars, and connect the beams to the grid plate. The modular fixture is now ready for its inspection or manufacturing application.        

 

 

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