Design of fixture is the key to effective utilization of machine tools. Basics of fixture design if not implemented correctly, results in poor productivity & quality problems.
Set-up time and cycle time reduction, increased accuracy on components and deskilling the job setting operation are the obvious advantages of a good fixture design. A complete process of fixture design should be carried out from concept to finish which includes Pre-design activities like Design input, machine details, component drawings and conceptualization, process planning, accuracy consideration, cycle time estimation, POKAYOKE, 3D modeling of parts and assembly using popular design CAD tools and preparing the final manufacturing drawings with complete BOM.
Fixtures are the work holding devices used to accurately locate/orient & secure (clamp). A part that is repeatedly in a mass production set up.
The Basics of fixture Design.
Types of clamping systems:
All the parts manufactured have to undergo PPAP (Production Part Approval Process).
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