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 Weld Fixture Design — Drilling and Tapping — Discover MORE From the Experts in Machine Tool Design

Experienced Machinists and Machine Tool Designers Provide great tips and advice in this edition of Weld Fixture Design 101. Plus there are 3 MORE things to know about drilling and tapping for beginning CAD Drafters and Mechanical Designers. And at the End is information on getting your purchased part parameters into your step file using Pro/E (Pro/Engineer) and info on the new Woverine Clamp Riser.

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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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