Application examples:

  • Vacuum gripper
  • 3D contour clamping jaws
  • Measuring devices
  • Measuring gauges

Tool and fixture construction with 3D printing

Rapid tooling with the EVO-lizer The production of special tools, devices and components is considered a central sticking point in the manufacturing process in many industries. Conventional processes are often expensive, time-consuming and technically very demanding. With the EVO-lizer and special technical plastics, NEVO3D offers you a future-oriented alternative that is already ensuring significant efficiency gains in numerous companies.

Experience with the EVO-lizer 3D printer

The experience of our customers shows: The EVO-lizer shows its strengths especially when components are complex or have to be completely redeveloped:

  • Efficient production of individual parts or individualized small series
  • Freedom of construction at the highest level
  • longer tool life
  • rapid amortization
  • Reduction in reject rates and unit costs
  • shortened production cycles
  • and much more

NEVO3D accompanies your entry into additive manufacturing

However, NEVO3D's service goes far beyond the provision of the EVO-lizer. Customers in tool and mechanical engineering benefit from our application technology know-how as well as application-specific modified technical plastics. Of course, NEVO3D also supports companies in their entry into additive manufacturing.
Christoph Gruber, head of toolmaking

For us, the EVO-lizer is a perfect addition to our machine park. And in NEVO3D we have found a partner who supported us competently and reliably as we got started with the new technology.

Christoph Gruber, Head of Toolmaking at Metusan GmbH

Fixtures and test gauges implemented quickly

Additive manufacturing has found its way from pure prototyping to device construction. Companies use the technology to quickly and easily produce resources and tool components for series production. Metusan Metallwarenhandelsgesellschaft mbH has recently started using an EVO-lizer FFF machine from NEVO3D GmbH for this purpose.

Additive manufacturing as an alternative

Metusan has also been using an EVO-lizer FFF machine from Upper Austrian NEVO3D GmbH for six months now. “I have personally been interested in this topic for a long time. After coordination within the company, we decided to evaluate whether 3D printing could be of benefit to our company,” says Christoph Gruber, head of toolmaking and apprentice training at Metusan, describing the start

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent cooperation and of course your flawless product, the 3D printer is working excellently so far and we are very satisfied!”

Sixten Ermert, SIXIO GmbH

It was clear from the outset that additive manufacturing was only an option in the areas of device construction and the production of operating resources and aids. “The main starting point was a new machine in the area of copper pipe processing. There we needed bending inserts that were soft enough not to damage the copper pipes. We would have had to purchase additional tools to produce the tool inserts using conventional processes. In addition, calibrating these additional tools would have led to further delays," explains Gruber and continues: "As long as it's just a matter of replacing existing devices in the same way or producing very simple clamping jaws, you can usually use conventional milling more quickly. But as soon as the parts become more complex or a completely new development becomes necessary, you have a clear advantage with additive manufacturing.”

The 3D printers of the EL series offer new possibilities in mechanical engineering

3D printer EL-40

Enables the creation of parts up to 270 x 200 x 210mm (W x D x H) with extremely low operating costs and an open system for filaments.

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3D printer EL-140

Enables simultaneous printing of multiple parts and the processing of large quantities of material up to a size of 570 x 450 x 570 mm (W x D x H).

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Spare parts from the “printer”

Six months ago, when they bought the EVO-lizer, no one at Metusan expected that spare parts for machines and systems, as well as a lot of other aids, would now be produced with the FFF machine. The range of applications for additive manufacturing is much larger than initially expected. Gruber is visibly pleased about this and concludes: “We are excited to see where the technology will develop and what we will do next with the device. For us, the EVO-lizer is a worthwhile addition to our machine park and in NEVO3D we have found a partner who has provided us with competent and reliable support as we get started with this new technology.”

Additional benefits are often only recognized later

When starting a project, it is often not yet clear where additive manufacturing can be used. “In the case of Metusan, the focus was on a device for clamping bent copper pipes for cutting. A mold base was needed into which a tube that was bent several times was inserted. A cylinder then presses against a counterpart from above. The pipe held in this way can then be safely moved to a circular saw blade for cutting,” says Markus Kaltenbrunner, Sales Manager of NEVO3D GmbH, describing the entry-level project. “This mount could be deployed much more quickly than usual. The construction time in ABS plastic was just an hour. Even if we need new pipe geometries, we can now produce suitable brackets within a very short time,” says Gruber. In addition, the EVO-lizer was used to produce test gauges in order to easily control three-dimensional pipe geometries during production. “We would not have been able to produce these test gauges with our existing machines. We would have needed a 5-axis milling machine for this. We were able to access a finished test gauge in just 1.5 hours. The new machine also enables us to quickly produce the necessary resources for quality assurance,” says the department manager happily.

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Metusan GmbH

Additive manufacturing has found its way from pure prototyping to device construction. Companies use the technology to quickly and easily produce resources and tool components for series production.

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Excerpt from our customer list in the field of tool and fixture construction

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