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Stratasys, nTopology’s Fixture Software Simplifies AM Modeling, Design

FDM Assembly Fixture Generator automates design of jigs and fixtures, enabling engineers to quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop function.
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Engineers can quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop.

Engineers can quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop.

Stratasys Ltd. is collaborating with nTopology, a provider of design and engineering software, to simplify and speed up the additive manufacturing (AM) of 3D-printed jigs and fixtures.

The two companies are providing a series of accessible, customizable Design for AM (DfAM) workflows for their users, starting with the FDM Assembly Fixture Generator.

The companies say this first workflow incorporates the expertise of Stratasys with the fast modeling, field-driven design and reusable workflows of nTopology's nTop Platform engineering software to shorten AM lead times. With this collaboration, Stratasys and nTopology are working to enable the industry to achieve true design for AM.

The FDM Assembly Fixture Generator, which is the first of several planned DfAM workflows, is designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity on the factory floor. The software automates the design of jigs and fixtures, enabling engineers to quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop.

This workflow is designed to give Stratasys and nTopology users improved designs with faster time to manufacture. The initial Fixture Generator is available on the nTop Platform through a free trial as part of the collaboration. In addition to the workflow, Stratasys and nTopology are also providing a variety of training videos and resources.

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