3D Printing Conformal Vise Jaws
Vise jaws are a terrific example of the benefits of 3D Printing in manufacturing; they are quick to print, inexpensive, and there is virtually no limit to fine details. In this case study, we start with a part that needs to be machined to its final tolerances but would be difficult to clamp without custom jaws. We’ll create the jaw design and discuss tips for that workflow, send it to the printer, and demonstrate how to install heat-set threaded inserts for secure mounting. With Markforged 3D printers, durable fixtures can be made without disruption to the CNC production schedule.
About the author
Travis has 5 years of 3D printing experience and has been a SOLIDWORKS user since 2014. He is a graduate of the 2017 National Champions, University of Central Florida, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Travis enjoys being on the forefront of the latest industrial revolution, industry 4.0, and is excited to help get you started on your additive manufacturing journey.