3D Printing Fixtures and Masking Just Got Easier

Approximately 10% of all plastic AM goes into the manufacture of plastic fixtures ranging from brackets to jigs. And apparently, only 1% of all plastic fixtures are 3D printed.

This sounds like an area ripe for a little AM disruption, and topology optimisation software company NTopology seems to agree.

NTopology has just announced the release of a new module in their FDM Assembly Fixture Generator module that allows the rapid creation of masks based on existing CAD geometry. Unsurprisingly, the new module is called the Masking Fixture Module. You can see the generated masks in the render below.