What are fixtures used for?
The main purpose of a fixture is to locate and in some cases hold a workpiece during either a machining operation or some other industrial process. A jig differs from a fixture in that a it guides the tool to its correct position in addition to locating and supporting the workpiece.
What is clamping in jig and fixture?
The process of holding the position of the workpiece in the jig or fixture is called clamping. The primary devices used for holding a workpiece are clamps. To perform properly, both the clamping devices and their location on the workholder must be carefully selected.
What are the different types of clamping devices?
– Lever of Strap Clamps: This is the most popular clamping device used in workshops, and tool rooms of jigs and fixtures.
– Screw Clamps: These are widely used for jigs and fixtures.
– Cam-Action Clamps:
– Hinged Clamps:
– Two-Way Clamps:
– Wedge Operated Clamps:
– Cam Operated Clamps:
– Toggle Action Clamps: