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Weld Fixture Design – Drilling and Tapping, 6 things the CAD Drafter should know – Machine Tool Design

When learning Machine Tool Design, CAD Drafters should become familiar with how tapped holes are made. How deep should the hole be drilled, how deep should it be tapped for a screw or bolt? What is a bottom tap and when should you use it. Check out this weld fixture design 101 lesson on tapped holes for how to calculate the drill diameter and depth of a tapped hole. Deepen your knowledge of how things are made.

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Weld Fixture Design — Three Reasons To Design Adjustability in Part Holding Machines

Three reasons to design into your part holding jig or fixture the ability to adjust. Through video lessons and text, Susan Straley, shows how precision shims in weld fixtures (jigs) can help create products that meet specifications, and testing of the fixture go smoothly.

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Weld Fixture Design 101 – Review of Best Machine Design Lessons So Far

A quick run down of the best machine tool design blog topics of the year. The Queen of lean machine design shares images, links and pictures from the best blogs so far on Weld Fixture Design 101. Lessons included on clamping, fastening, and detailing.

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Weld Fixture and Assembly Fixture — 32 Ways to Precision Locating with Pins

When designing machine tooling fixtures, designers often use locating pins that fit in a hole in the product part for locating the product in the fixture. Allowing for tolerance variation from the ideal drawing of the product is what is addressed in this lesson from Rentapen's Queen of Lean Machine Design. Sign up to be notified when the next fixture design lesson is posted.

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Weld Fixture Design – Is there only one use for Button Head Cap Screws in Machine Tool Design?

Button Head Cap Screws are not often used in Machine Tool Design. Where are they used? Where would you or have you used them? Add your two cents to the conversation...

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Weld Fixture Design — 4 ways to use RAPid Plates in Machine Tool Design.

Watch this video to see how to use a simple purchased plate to locate, guide, or stop the production peice in a weld fixture or assembly fixture. It's easy with RAPid Tooling Components and RAPid Shim Packs. Free up time in your tooling department by designing in more purchased components....

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Shoulder Screws — Discover 3 Ways to use Shoulder Screws in Weld Fixture Design

How have you used shoulder screws in machine design? I have thought of 3 ways off the top of my head for how to use shoulders screws in weld fixture design. Orient, Pivot and Slide. The shoulder screw is such a neat tool. The shaft is like a dowel with a smooth surface and tight tolerancing....

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