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6 Benefits to using Sub Assemblies in Machine Design

How Sub Assemblies Save a Ton of Time and Money in Machine Design. Sub Assemblies in machine design are fun and easy and the really help save time and money in a lot of ways. Once you learn how to use them efficiently you will see all kinds of places that they can be used. Another post of Weld Fixture Design 101 by the Queen.

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Three Ways to Detail a V-Block – Jig or Weld Fixture Design 101

The Art and Science of Detailing a V-block Now that we have talked about how to hold a round tube with a V-Block and how to create a V-Block in Pro/E 4.0 (Pro/Engineer), now it is time to talk about detailing. How do you make a drawing of a V-Block so that the machinist can understand it, and create it as quickly and accurately as possible. A Word About Detail Standards I keep saying that Machine Design is both Science and Art. When you...

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Jig or Weld Fixture Design — Five Items to Consider in V-Block Design

Five items to consider when designing your V-block In our last Jig or Weld Fixture Design blog we talked about different ways to locate a round rod or tube.¬†¬† One of the more common ways is with a v-block. Today we will discuss some of the questions that help you decide the material, modeling method using Pro/E¬† 4.0, and fastener locations. 1)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† MATERIAL ¬†— First decide what material you will need the v-block to be. How...

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Weld Fixture Design — Product Changes

How do you design a fixture knowing the product may be modified by the product engineers? When designing a weld fixture, or jig as some people call them, it is important to remember that things can change.  Machine designers need to think ahead and have a standard procedure to follow that will reduce errors and costs in the case of a product change.  Changes can occur during or  after the fixture has been designed. Often times the...

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