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Jig and Fixture Design (Drafing)
Synopses & Reviews
By emphasizing similarities among types and styles, Jig and Fixture Design, 5E speeds readers to a complete understanding of the why's and how's of designing and building a variety of different workholders for manufacturing. From simple template and plate-type jigs to complex channel and box-type tooling, this newly revised edition features more than 500 illustrations of tools and applications to spur readers to success. All-new sections on assembly tools, handling tools, and catalog reading enable readers to develop important skills. Specific examples of various jigs and commercially available fixtures also appear to guide readers in developing their understanding of how design principles, as well as the latest design and manufacturing technologies, are being applied in the construction of jigs and fixtures today. As in past editions, heavy emphasis is placed on the economics of jigs and fixtures, including methods and formulas for use in estimating workholder costs. A solid background in industrial processes, as well as machine shop technology, is assumed.
Keep up to date with this text that covers the advances in jigs and fixtures and provides an understanding of how and why jigs and fixtures are designed and built. Economy and simplicity in tool design principles are stressed throughout.
About the Author
Dr. Edward G. Hoffman is the President of Hoffman & Associates, an engineering consulting firm based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has over 25 years of industrial experience. He has written 17 books on tool and manufacturing engineering subjects and currently writes 40 magazine columns per year for several trade journals. Edward has also taught and lectured for colleges, technical societies, and trades schools for over 10 years.
Table of Contents
Basic Types & Functions of Jigs & Fixtures: Purpose of Tool Design; Types & Functions of Jigs & Fixtures; Supporting & Locating Principles; Clamping & Workholding Principles; Basic Construction Principles; Considerations of Design Economics: Design Economics; Developing the Initial Design; Tool Drawings; Designing & Constructing Jigs & Fixtures; Template Jigs; Vise-held & Plate Fixtures; Plate Jigs; Angle-plate Jigs & Fixtures; Channel & Box Jigs; Vise-jaw Jigs & Fixtures; Specialized Workholding Topics: Power Workholding; Modular Workholding; Welding & Inspection Tooling; Low-cost Jigs & Fixtures; Tooling for Numerically Controlled Machines; Setup Reduction for Workholding; Appendix; Glossary; Professional Organizations.
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