Stanchion Adapter Assembly Fixture
Stanchion Adapter Assembly Fixture
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Stanchion Adapter Assembly Fixture

Eaton fabricates assembly line stanchion adapters that constrain plastic clips as operators press hydraulic pipes into them.

Assembly Line Tooling

Before using Markforged, Eaton tried several fabrication methods for their adapter. However, their crudely welded adapter fell apart and their machined polycarbonate adapter broke with cyclic loading. Using a Markforged 3D printer, Eaton quickly printed a composite stanchion adapter. Onyx reinforced with Fiberglass allowed the part to outperform their previous iterations for far less cost than machined aluminum.

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