Fixturing Systems

Changing the Way Things are Done with Magnets

New magnet technology is being scaled and engineered to revolutionize power from lighter weight tools for precise manipulation, positioning and cleaning, and increased safety in welding and fabrication, automation and more.
Fixturing Systems: Articles

Using Adaptive Grippers as Flexible Fixturing For Robotic Welding

Using a traditional jig for every type of piece and assembly is complicated and expensive when welding small volumes or high mixes of parts. Why not use a robot with an adaptive gripper to feed a welding robot? This could replace most of the templates currently used by adapting to any part size and shape and holding them firmly while welding.

Tombstone Fixtures Increase Cylinder Component Production Over 40 Percent

TRD Manufacturing uses flexible workholding fixtures from AME that hold 56 different block sizes, offer quick changeover and can run different parts on each side or run multiple pallet loads of the same part in high production.

Small Investment in Trunnion Tables Rewards Big in Productivity

Bolt-on trunnion tables from MMS help Indelac Controls reduce setups on Haas VF4 VMCs from six to two and cut cycle time by 40 percent, while delivering a 100 percent ROI in just days.

TE-CO Workholding

An overview of TE-CO, Inc. and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


Fixturing Systems: Industry News

SCHUNK Opens Service and Technology Center in Houston

Their new Houston Tec-Center is fully equipped for process demonstrations, application support, and repair or service.

Kitagawa-NorthTech Names New VP

Kevin Bennett now leads their sales and marketing operations in North America.

Bimba Acquires Vaccon

This deal increases their access to automotive, factory automation, and material handling applications.


Fixturing Systems: Products

Universal Vise, Pallet Combination for Quick-Change Machining

On vertical and horizontal machining centers, the 125 mm vise and 96 mm Drop & Lock pallet from Jergens work together ideally for increased machining access and quick changeover of both top tooling and machinable parts for five-axis / multi-axis machining operations.

Advanced Workholding for 5-Axis Production and Machinist Applications

TriMax vises, ultra-low profile TriGrip carbide grippers and Fairlane GP Series rubber gripper pads from Fixtureworks maximize machine tool potential with multiple part clamping, quick change components and easy adjustment for production.

Flexible Tooling System for Quick, Accurate Low Volume Machining

The 5016 Modular Fixturing System from Bluco can be used in both vertical and horizontal machining centers, and the baseplates are customized to fit the dimensions of each specific CNC machine tool.