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How to Design Jig and Fixture design?
During the process of designing, fabricating and assembling jigs and
fixtures, there are a number of fundamental factors that are to be considered in
order to full fill their basic purposes.
These jig and fixture design considerations are also utilised so as to make
best use of the increased productivity, product quality, interchangeability as
well as overall economy in batch production, resulted from the use of jigs and
The design of the jigs and fixtures should ensure ease of use as well as safe handling and moving the
jig or fixture on the machine
It should be consistent, firm and quick to accurately locate the blank in the jig or fixture in reference to
the tool guiding in the jig or setting elements in fixture.
he design of the jigs and fixtures should make the tools easy to handle while at the same time
providing strong, rigid and stable support to the blank.
The supporting elements and system of the jigs and fixtures have to be strong and rigid enough so as
to prevent damage due to clamping and cutting forces