Fixture components • Clamps • Clamps counteract forces from the feed of the table and BIW – Weld Fixtures Design Process/Methodology. AES Property/Confidential. Welding Fixture Design Process. • Study of Clamping Plan. • Understand the Sequence of operations. instance in assembly or welding. An Advanced Treatise on Fixture Design and Planning. Clamps. A clamp is a force-actuating mechanism of a fixture.

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This clamp, mounted to a RAPid Riserhas a block welded to the top of the swing arm. The forces exerted by the clamps hold a panel securely in the fixture against all other external forces. A clamp can be defined as a device for providing an invariant location with respect to an external loading system.

The finger clamp is not welded to the clamp arm, instead it is fastened to the clamp by a shoulder screw and two jam nuts.

Share them with me and I will include them in a future lesson. It is used for more than clammping line, or similar but different product parts.

It takes creativity to come up with solutions to tight spaces or welding metals that expand as they get hot. Rentapen usually makes the fingers out of A2 and heat treats them. One of the pins is round, and another one is diamond shaped. The clamp also has shims under it. With automated clamps you need to keep the operators fingers out of the way, so put in two-handed controls.

In other words a clamp is a force-actuating mechanism of a fixture unit. Contact Us Rentapen W. When a welding process is producing a load or moment on the body part, it is necessary that a sufficient clamping force must be exerted to withstand such actions.


In most applications, locating surface devices locate a panel by its external flat surfaces and flat area, such as: September 22, at 6: Fixture unit to hold the body parts securely and composed of following item: The body part is constrained by a set of appropriately locating pin so total constraint by locating pin should be fully constrained at all times to prevent any movement.

If you are going to be a good designer of weld fixtures and part-holding jigs you must become familiar with clamps and how to use them and modify them. The surface of base should be flat smooth and the base should be rigid enough for easy welding and machining. I guess that would be the most important parameter of the fixture design. And here holding the orange part. Attend a trade show, do a google search, talk to other machine designers, tour factories.

11 Ideas for Clamping Product Parts in Weld Fixtures

Remember me on this computer. Sometimes, you have to be creative. It also allows you to shorten or lengthen the swing arm. Locating surface is configured to receive panel for setting in a correct position and locating bis body part from any surface fesign as flat, curved, or have an irregular contour.

Locating pins are available in numerous shapes and sizes in a design. Sign up for Updates, Education, and More! Skip to main content. Another view of the two-part clamp weldment. So, designing a fixture in this plane is often a complex process, considering the variations in coordinate systems and basic rules such as maintaining few elements in specific orientations. Log In Sign Up.



Either by adding a button to the end of the rod. There are two configurations for position of locating pin: There is deformation of body assembly due to the welding process effect and desiign variation due to part dimensional variation, when you are designing a fixture you should eliminate them and another objective is achieving body quality within the required tolerances, so you can achieve this purpose by planning location layout.

The generalized requirements of clamping device can be summarized as: Think of your finger coming down and holding the part in place but keeping out of the way of the weld gun.

Some weld distortions can not be addressed with fixturing. There were several suggestions, like weld both sides at one time, tack weld it first, heat sinks, etc.

The dimension from the panel to the locating pin leading end straight area should be 5 mm. SME chapters hold tours and have tons of education available as well as networking opportunities.

The tapped hole in the block that is welded onto the clamp allows for the use of a simple hex bolt and jam nut for clamping. July 26, at Often times, when you start to work for a company you will be told which clamps they prefer. The end of each pin has a round or conical shape or is chamfered for the purpose of maintaining workability such as ease of loading and quality such as prevention of damage.