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No Machine Tool Designer is an Island, Success Requires a Team

Sometimes we need to reach out and help someone who is down. Discover how Rentapen's team is rallying to support of former team member hit hard by Mitochondrial Disease. Rentapen specializes in weld fixture design and build, modular weld tooling components, and steel shims and custom shim packs. Former CNC and Laser cutting machine operator, Jeremy Dickinson, is no longer able to work to support himself and his family.

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Simple Pointers for Weld Fixture Design — Backbone Trunion Weld Cell

This slide show of a weld fixture shows how production parts can be held in a weld fixture and shows how purchased components can be used to adjust a fixture after it is built and during testing. Colorful and instructive, weld fixture design taught with pictures.

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Design and Manufacturing — Discover the Highlights from the Design and Manufacturing Show South 2013 from the eyes of the Queen of Lean Machine Design

Discover the Highlights from the Design and Manufacturing Show South 2013 from the eyes of the Queen of Lean Machine Design at Rentapen Inc. Includes a visit to IMET, 80/20, De-sta-co, Weis, Fanuc, with views of Parker Slides and De-sta-co clamps and grippers. Part holding gripping, automatic assembly dials and slides. A robotic kitty cat, and lighted microscopes for inspection and small assembly work. Exclusive offer for a free gift to those who sign up before March 31, 2013!

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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 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 — 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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Discover How To Reduce Costs in Weld Fixture Design — Alter Purchased Components for Less

Machine Tool Designers can save more time and money when they have their RAPid Tooling Components altered right in the same CNC machine that produces the block in the first place. These weld tooling components are made to order, so order your alterations right with them!

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