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RapidFit Inc., a provider of 3D-printed fixture solutions for the automotive industry, has purchased Advanced Machining Ltd., located in Chesterfield Township, Michigan, and plans to use it as its North American manufacturing center, producing CMMs and attribute-checking fixtures. RapidFit is part of Belgium’s Materialise Group. Its RapidFit+ service provides customized jigs, fixtures and quality-control solutions to check the dimensional quality of car components and assemblies.
Editor PickCan Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.