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6-Questions RE: Locating Pins in Weld Fixture Design

  In weld fixture design we often use the holes in the product for locating the product part in the fixture.¬† What do you¬† think designers should ask when considering pinning a hole?     The location of the hole in one product part can be precisely located in relation to the other product parts it is being welded to.¬† This is done by using the right design methods.     Major design difficulties can occur if some...

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Using Metal Adjustment Shims in Weld Fixture Design

Metal shim, steel shims, adjustment shims and shim packs, whatever you call them, they are critical to the success of some weld fixtures.                 What do YOU do to make sure the product fits within tolerance after the individual parts of the product are welded together? In some welding applications, precision is not really needed.¬† For example welding the leg on a table.¬† In other...

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Five Locating Pin Pointers

In Weld Fixture Design, Assembly Fixture Design, and Jig Design, locating pins are often used to locate the product within the fixture. In this video blog the Queen of Lean Machine Design at Rentapen shares some tips on using locating pins in machine design.

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Seven Tips for Lean and Efficient Weld Fixture Design.

This is my FIRST Blog!!!  Yep!  And I am excited because we are going to go over how to design a simple weld fixture.  Then, with each new post we are going to delve deeper.  This is going to be like Weld Fixture Design 101, and then 201 and then 301!  So you may notice that some things may be not quite right in this weld fixture.  In future blogs we will address that.  So sign up to get notified regarding future education and...

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