This is an impressive 3D printed work holding fixture and drill guide for use in production. The part is positioned in the v-blocks and then clamped into place. The drill bushings orient and guide the drill bits. Notice that the drill sizes are 3D printed on the fixture to error-proof the operation.
And, speaking of text, check out the two additional areas of text on the part. One area, along the longer, front edge, includes the fixture’s part number and storage location and the other area, along the shorter edge, provides assembly instructions for the proper placement and orientation of the fixture. This capability further minimizes the risk of potential errors.
This part was produced on a Rize One 3D printer using Rize’s patented APD technology. The part has isotropic strength (uniform in X, Y and Z axes), which means it can be printed in any orientation and maintain its strength, which is twice as strong as ABSplus and stronger than carbon fiber-reinforced parts. The part is also watertight, with high HDT and can be sterilized. In addition, the material and process used to produce the part are both safe, without harmful particle emissions or mess and with minimal post processing that can be completed quickly with bare hands, virtually anywhere. In fact, you can place a Rize One 3D printer and print this part on demand in an office, on the production floor or out in the field.
- Print time: 12 hours, 32 minutes
- Support removal time: 2 minutes
- Total part turnaround time: 12 hours, 34 minutes
- Part cost: $19