PRODUCTION TOOLING (Jigs and Fixture

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Muhammad Anjum

2701009 Product Development For Quality M Esther Perea 3rd May 2011

assembly) ‡ Their role in Mass production ‡ Quality of a product and "Jigs and Fixture . inspection.PRODUCTION TOOLING (Jigs and Fixture) ‡ Introduction to Jigs and Fixtures ‡ Types of Jigs and Fixture (Production.

A fixture ‡ ‡ ‡ Locate work piece Clamp work piece Support Work piece ‡ Jig: is a device that holds the work and locates the path of the tool.Introduction to Jigs and Fixtures ‡ Fixture: is a device that fixed to the worktable of a machine and locates the work piece in an exact position relative to the cutting tool. ‡ Jig is a type of a Fixture that guide and support cutting tool .

Introduction to Jigs and Fixtures ‡ Jigs and Fixtures originated from Swiss watch company ‡ Objectives of Jigs and Fixtures ‡ ‡ ‡ To provide interchangeability To reduce cost To assure the high accuracy ‡ ‡ ‡ To decrease setting time To hold complex shapes To reduce quality control expenses Example Jig Example Fixture .

Types of Jigs and Fixtures Can be classify into three main categories ‡ Production ‡ ‡ ‡ Drilling Milling Broaching ‡ ‡ ‡ Boring Gear hobbing Spline shaping ‡ Assembly ‡ Welding / spot welding Car body assembly line ‡ Inspection ‡ ‡ ‡ Hardness testing Crack detection Sheet metal car body parts checking .

Example Fixtures Spline Shaft Spline Shaping Fixture .

Example Fixtures Side Milling Fixture .

Example Fixtures Boring Fixture .

Role of Jigs and Fixtures in mass production Jigs and Fixtures play very important role in mass production the main advantages of Jigs and Fixtures are as follows ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Ensure interchangeability Ensure accuracy in manufactured parts Reduce possibilities of human error Reduce manufacturing time ‡ Allow to use semi-skilled labor .

1 mm the tool has to be built in 0.Quality of a product and Jigs and Fixture Quality of product is directly linked with production tooling.01 mm accuracy . For example to maintain tolerance of 0. as poor quality tooling gives uneven results that can be very difficult to control in production line. The accuracy of a production tool should be 10 times less then part accuracy.

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