Our tooling and jigs help improve quality, increase production volumes, and diminish human error. Integrating parts created via 3D printing offers production operators, specialists and technicians an advantageous alternative to traditional tooling.
We can manufacture a variety of products:
Finishing and masking tools
Ergonomic tools for operators
Forming tools (composites, thermoforming, single die sheet hydroforming, etc.)
Improve your production quality and efficiency
Make sure your equipment is ergonomic
Our specialized tooling and jigs are designed to take advantage of 3D printing and boost work method efficiency, thanks to:
Greater comfort for the operator;
Lighter weight and easier handling;
Decreases in occupational illness and work accidents;
Lower cycle durations.
Enjoy the advantages of 3D printing:
The technology allows greater design freedom;
Our production processes significantly cut down on the need for tooling, thanks to the use of effective thermoplastics;
For example, we have produced 30 lb (plastic) versus 150 lb (traditional metal) tooling;
The design is optimized based on the operator’s needs rather than the manufacturing process.
Save time and money
Integrating our specialized tooling into your production processes can significantly shorten your timeframes.
Hybrid tooling* speeds up the design process;
Standard industry deadlines for delivery can be cut in half;
Production workflows can be maintained thanks to high production speed;
Our specialized tooling design techniques facilitate maintenance and repairs.
*Combination of 3D printing and traditional building.
Lower your cost by integrating 3D-printed parts:
Avoid the programming fees required for complex shapes;
Take advantage of higher production speeds: 2 to 8 weeks (hybrid tooling) versus 12 to 20 weeks (100% traditional tooling);
Add protection to avoid breakdowns and failures in hybrid tooling.
Guarantee your project’s success
Hybrid tooling and jigs generate immediate advantages that are reflected by improved productivity, efficiency and quality.
Count on Solaxis and its expertise :
We use an anti-error (poka-yoke) system to achieve “zero defect.” This means quality controls required to detect production defects can ultimately be eliminated;
Enjoy a final turnkey product thanks to:
In-depth needs analysis
Project management to guarantee that all goes according to plan
On-site finishing and assembly
A certificate of dimensional compliance
Iterations can be performed swiftly and without constraints, given that a single section of the tooling or jig can be printed again.
Examples of Achievements
Go/ NoGo with 3D printing
Produce a Go/NoGo to regularly check part compliance.
The tool had to be moved several times a day for validation purposes. As a result, the customer asked us to produce lightweight tooling that would facilitate safe movements for the operator.
The project had to be completed within short timeframes.
To cut lead time for customized composite tooling by embracing 3D printing
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“We discovered 3D printing a few years ago and continue to be impressed with its many possibilities. In an industrial context where we need to precisely and consistently design complex parts with a variety of profiles, Solaxis has been able to assist and guide us throughout all our projects. From quotes to production, advice and technical support, the company has provided us with outstanding service over the years, without a single hitch. Its diversified range of products is very e°ective in meeting our concrete needs. Solaxis also gives us insightful information to help us make various choices during the design process. It has become a key partner of ours. Flawless service! We recommend Solaxis without reservation.”