WOBURN, MA – HMS Industries Inc., manufacturer of custom metal stamping and industrial tooling, selected the Rize One 3D printer to produce functional jigs and fixtures for holding parts in machines during CMM quality inspections.
HMS cited Rize’s zero-post-processing, isotropic part strength, ease of use and low cost for the purchase of their first 3D printer, enabling on-demand production of custom and replacement jigs and fixtures at the point of consumption in the Company’s tool and die shop.
Based in Blairsville, PA, HMS Industries Inc. provides manufacturing services, including product and prototype development, EDM, tool design, tool and die manufacturing, as well as high-volume stampings and CNC machining, to manufacturers across all industries.
HMS sought a fast and affordable way to produce—in their tool shop—strong jigs and fixtures that could secure parts during production to ensure the parts they manufacture are consistent. They consulted with Cimquest Inc., a Rize Authorized Reseller, about the best 3D printer to meet their unique needs and selected Rize One.
Previously, HMS built jigs and fixtures from aluminum, costing as much as $1,000 each. This required a specially trained team member to be taken off another job to produce the part. With their Rize One 3D printer, HMS employees design and print parts on demand in one day, freeing up a team member and saving up to two days per fixture vs. producing aluminum fixtures, and only costing approximately $40 per part. Moreover, Rize’s biocompatible materials and process, without any VOCs or post-processing, enables the HMS team to operate Rize One in their tool shop without the need for any special ventilation, storage or disposal equipment.
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