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Benefits of and how to make CNC soft jaws with 3D printing.

Rob Levesque Senior Marketing Content Manager
Robert Levesque July 05, 2023
July 05, 2023

Many Benefits Come From 3D Printed Soft Jaws

In the first post of our series on workholding fixtures, we answered questions about using 3D printing instead of machining. There’s no gimmick – suitable polymer materials can substitute metal in the right applications. One of the reasons we believe additive manufacturing offers distinct advantages as a complement to machining is that we’ve seen actual results. Our customers have shown us, which we highlighted in our previous post.

But if you want to see quantifiable benefits, complete with time and cost savings, take a look at this application use case. You’ll see that 3D printing offers significant savings for this application.

After reading all about this customer success, you can watch a short but detailed how-to video for 3D printing soft jaws.

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How to Make 3D Printed Soft Jaws

While telling you about our customer's success is wonderful, we’re going beyond the benefits to show you what’s involved in making them. If you haven’t followed this series, check out the previous posts to learn how 3D printed soft jaws for CNC operations offer benefits over traditionally machined metal alternatives.

3D printing soft jaws with FDM technology isn’t complicated, and we think Stratasys printers and materials offer one of the best ways to leverage this application. Watch the video below to learn how it’s done.

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