Fixtures for manufacturing articles used in the wind turbine industry are typically produced manually. This is often a time- and cost-intensive process. This project concerns the development and implementation of methods for 3D-printing fixtures, so as to reduce fixture expenses by 80%.
Manually producing fixtures for manufacturing articles used in the wind turbine industry is often time- and cost-intensive. 3D printing of fixtures can reduce production downtime from 2–3 weeks to 24 hours.
3D-printed fixtures can reduce time-to-market and production line downtime while yielding savings of up to 80% in expenditures for wind turbine industry subcontractors.
Methods and guidelines for 3D printing of fixtures
PHASE 1: Conceptualisation
PHASE 2: Development and testing
PHASE 3: Demonstration and validation
PHASE 4: Commercialisation