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How to Create a Better Weld Fixture, Save Time and Money, Without Leaving Your Chair

Rentapen Inc., located In Waukesha, WI has added a brand new free service to their website. Rentapen is proudly introducing their 3D CAD Models. The 3D Models will be the new American standard for the Machine Designing Industry. Rentapen’s new 3D models will change how Machine Design Engineers and CAD Drafters design their weld fixtures for the better. The 3D Models will greatly reduce machine design time. Machine Design Engineers and CAD...

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Weld Fixture Design – Discover how to Adjust Location of Straight Action Clamp

Discover how to adjust the location of a straight line action clamp. Often times, when designing a fixture we need to think ahead to where else adjustments might be made that will affect the area of the design we are working on. In this video lesson we discuss using RAPid Plate ™ RB09 in combination with metal shims and over-sized holes to locate a straight line action clamp sub assembly. So in this lesson we talked about sub assemblies....

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Machine Design — Cost Saving Clamp Risers – Spacers for Clamps

Lean Manufacturers Are Now Saving Time and Money By Purchasing Their Clamp Risers Through Rentapen Inc. Rentapen’s design team has been designing machines for 35 years. They realized they were designing the same clamp risers over and over again. So Rentapen developed what is now called Rentapen’s RAPid Tooling Components™, a line of tooling components. These standardized yet versatile components save manufacturers time and money. The...

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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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Jig or Weld Fixture Design – Locating Round Tubing

In this lesson on Jig or Weld Fixture Design we are going to discuss round tubing.  I can think of three ways to locate a round tube off the top of my head.  That doesn’t mean they are the only ways.  You might be able to think of other ways.  So share any ideas you may have down in the comments section, or email me at news at Rentapen.com and attach pictures or jpgs so I can share them in future blogs. V-BLOCKS We often use v-blocks...

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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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