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nTop Live: Creating 3D Printed Jigs & Fixtures for CMM Inspection

Creating fixtures for assembly, machining, and inspection is one of the most common applications of FDM 3D printing today. But designing these fixtures can be time-consuming, especially when parts with complex geometry are involved. 

In this nTop Live, John Graham, Director of Application Engineering at nTopology, shows how to repeatedly generate print-ready fixtures for CMM inspection that securely cradle any large or complex part in nTop Platform. He also explains how to create contoured standoffs to ensure that parts stay in position during operations.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Quickly generate a custom fixture from complex, organic geometry
  • Design contoured standoffs to accurately hold a part for CMM inspection
  • Import a list of locating points that automatically defines where a part should be held 

Contact us to get access to the FDM Fixture Generator that John used in this demonstration.