Assembly fixtures orient and locate individual parts on their
critical features while attaching, to ensure the part assemblies
fit and function in the end use. In this project, there were 2
fixtures (or Stations) to complete the assembly properly
(Station 1 shown). This contained a right and left-hand part
assembly on one base to speed up the assembly process, save
space and the cost of having another fixture.
This fixture underwent many changes along the way, consisting
of part design changes that in turn required fixture
modifications. When automation needs arose, we were able to
make these changes in a timely fashion with the help of our
CAD/CAM system. Also having the ability to reuse many of the
existing components with modifications where possible to save
our customer money and shorten the lead-time.