Inspection jigs and fixtures for checking the installation of automobile headlights have traditionally been made of metal, are heavy, and cumbersome for assembly staff to use. Reduce the weight of these tools by replacing metals with lightweight, high-accuracy, custom tooling made with plastics and alloys.
3D scanning is capable of creating highly accurate 3D plastic models of real objects. Yasojima can produce 3D printed automotive production aids and complex jigs that will significantly reduce the burden on workers and increase safety on the production floor.
3D printed using FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
320 x 230 x 190mm
Yasojima designed, prototyped, and produced a sparse-structure tool with topology optimization to reduce the weight ten times, from 5kg to 500g. In addition, with the use of our 3D scanning technology, we were able to compare and verify that the lighter tool was identical to the original tool’s design data.