SYS Introduces Manufacturing Aids Kit For 3D Printing Custom Jigs and Fixtures

20th September 2016

Now you can 3D print custom manufacturing tools in ASA, PC and brand new Nylon 6 thermoplastic.

As printed jigs and fixtures become increasingly popular within the additive manufacturing industry, SYS Systems is set to launch the brand new Manufacturing Aids Package for the Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, which has been designed to help manufacturers to produce custom tools on demand with ease.

“3D printing jigs and fixtures enables manufacturers to improve these tools usability and ensure their availability,” Stratasys Senior Director, Sanja Wallace, explained. “The ability to design manufacturing aids specifically for a given task and produce it on demand is a huge benefit. And producing these tools from lightweight thermoplastics instead of metal makes them much easier to use and more cost-effective to produce.”(Source:

Manufacturing Aids

Containing three canisters of new SR-35 advanced soluble support material and six canisters of thermoplastic build material, including our newest engineering-grade Nylon 6 thermoplastic material alongside PC and ASA from which there is a choice of ten colours. This materials and service package offers 40 hours of design work to make the creation and production of a first tool easy.

Another addition to the material scope- Nylon 6 offers the combined strength of both ULTEM 9085 resin with the strength and durability of Nylon 12. As one of the most commonly used thermoplastics used in conventional manufacturing methods, Nylon 6 is specifically formulated to maintain the balance between mature Nylon 6 properties and controlled shrinkage effects during the Fused Deposition Modelling three-dimensional printing process.

The new SR-35 soluble support material offers a faster dissolve time with an extended bath life compared to its predecessor the SR-30 material. Kit extras include extrusion head tips, build sheets and the option for Fortus 900mc owners to extend their factory warranty by two years.


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