3D-Printed ABS-M30 vs. Traditionally Manufactured Aluminum 6061 for Automotive Hand-Apply Gauges

Cut Down the Pounds

The Baker 3D Solutions test check fixture achieved a weight saving of almost 90% with ABS M-30 compared to 6061 Aluminum.

Use Less, Save More

3D printing uses only the material it needs, resulting in 70% savings in material costs.

Timing is Everything

3D printers save time by eliminating multiple setups and tool changes. The Baker 3D Solutions test fixture was 3D printed in a little over half the time over a 5-axis machine.


Baker Industries can print with an accuracy of ± 0.005″, and we inspect with the latest scanning technologies.

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By the Baker Industries Team

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