3D printing for the production line

Maximize efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures

Discover the countless benefits that 3D printing industrial tooling brings to the factory floor. Set up machinery faster, reduce variation during assembly and fitting, simplify quality assurance, streamline production processes, and more.

3D printed automotive manufacturing aids

Streamline and accelerate

How manufacturers leverage 3D printing in production environments

  • Bike pedal application

    Jigs and fixtures

    Reduce manufacturing costs by producing strong, reliable 3D printed jigs, fixtures, and tooling on demand and to your exact specifications.

    Automotive gauge

    Quality assurance

    Create your own high-precision gauges and 3D printed tools to test and inspect the quality and accuracy of production parts – quickly and easily.

    3D printed tool holder

    Tool organizers

    Streamline your factory floor with custom tool organizers. Everything in the right place at the right time for a lean and efficient working environment.

Luis Pascoa, Pilot Plant Manager, Volkswagen Autoeuropa

“The timings and costs to produce tools led us to a fast ROI, better product quality, and satisfaction throughout the entire process – from development stages to the final product."

Luis Pascoa, Pilot Plant Manager, Volkswagen Autoeuropa

Automotive and aerospace embrace 3D printing

High-performance industries adopt high-performance solution

  • Volkswagen Autoeuropa placement jig

    Volkswagen Autoeuropa

    Discover how Volkswagen is optimizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures while cutting costs and lead times.

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    Royal Netherlands Air Force

    Royal Netherlands Air Force

    The RNAF cut maintenance times producing custom 3D printed tools designed to cope with highly specialized components in its fighters, helicopters, and cargo planes.

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    Ford door jig

    Ford

    A century later and Ford is still reinventing manufacturing. It’s improving efficiency with 3D printed jigs and tooling before new cars go into mass production.

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Ultimaker S5 front facing

Ultimaker S5 – the key to production efficiency

You need an extremely versatile, high-performance printer to 3D print manufacturing aids. Moreover, a printer that can handle a wide range of materials. That’s why highly demanding manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace industries have opted for the Ultimaker S5.

Ultimaker materials

Your shortcut to print success

  • Ultimaker PLA drill

    Ultimaker PLA

    • Easy
    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Multi-color
    • Visual
    • Translucent
    • Transparent
    Ultimaker Tough PLA press tool

    Ultimaker Tough PLA

    • Easy
    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Tough
    Ultimaker ABS wall socket functional part

    Ultimaker ABS

    • Tough
    • High strength
    • Multi-color
  • Ultimaker Nylon tripod prototype

    Ultimaker Nylon

    • Tough
    • Wear resistant
    • Translucent
    • Low friction
    Ultimaker CPE funnel

    Ultimaker CPE

    • High strength
    • Multi-color
    • Translucent
    CPE Plus gear

    Ultimaker CPE+

    • High strength
    • Heat resistant
    • Translucent
  • Ultimaker PC bicycle manufacturing maintenance tool

    Ultimaker PC

    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Tough
    • Heat resistant
    • Flame retardant
    • Translucent
    Ultimaker PP shampoo bottle functional prototype

    Ultimaker PP

    • Flexible
    • Wear resistant
    • Translucent
    Ultimaker TPU 95A flexible head gasket

    Ultimaker TPU 95A

    • Flexible
    • Tough
    • Wear resistant
  • Ultimaker PVA water-soluble support

    Ultimaker PVA

    • Support material
    • Water-soluble
    Ultimaker Breakaway jig with support

    Ultimaker Breakaway

    • Support material
    • Easy
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