Workholding Technology Pt. 4: Locating of Workpieces with External Forces Applied

Introduction Another important consideration to take into account when trying to locate work pieces is the role external forces will play in the process. Depending on the machining process that the work piece will be subjected to, there may be ...

Workholding Technology Pt. 3: Locating with the Intention of Avoiding Burrs

Introduction One of the problems faced when locating on jigs and fixtures is the presence of burrs and foreign material on the locating surfaces. These instances occur because manufacturing processes are imperfect and produce chips and rough/raised surfaces.  Burrs are ...

Workholding Technology Pt. 2: Locating Basics

Introduction One of the most common ways of workholding is by location with reference to an external surface. This is also known as locating to a datum surface. Flat surfaces are commonly used for locating. However, there can be various ...

Work Holding Technology Pt. 1: Introduction to Work Holding

Introduction Continual advancements in the fields of mechanization and automation have led to large strides forward for the manufacturing industry. Various products ranging in size from cars to small circuit components are today made through automated procedures in manufacturing facilities. ...

E2E Video: Locating Pins Pt. 4 – Alignment Concerns

When working with and designing jigs or fixtures with locating pins, proper alignment is crucial to ensuring smooth operation and repeatable results. This episode will address a few of the most common solutions to alignment concerns for locating pins. If ...

E2E Video: Locating Pins Pt. 3 – Types of Mounting

In this episode of Engineer to Engineer, Locating Pins edition, we’ll take a look at mounting methods with different shank types. If you’re new to the series, check out the previous episodes to learn more about locating pin head types, ...

E2E Video: Locating Pins Pt. 2 – Types of Locating

In our second Locating Pins episode in the Engineer to Engineer Series, locating pins are used in workholding fixtures and jigs to secure workpieces during the production of parts. If you are new to workholding concepts, check out our first episode for an introduction ...

Video: IN MOTION – Cleaning A Part

When a production line includes machining to shape or finish a part, dust and chip removal is usually required before moving on down the line. This can prove difficult to complete without containing the part, dust, and surrounding area, however ...

E2E Video: Locating Pins Part 1 – Workholding Concepts

The Basics of Workholding Concepts introduces our newest Engineer to Engineer series on Locating Pins. As this series progresses, we will delve deeper into the types of locating pins and their uses. Workholding is a term used when manufacturing products, ...

The Lowdown on Locating Pins

Locating pins are utilized in manufacturing setups to precisely position workpieces in various orientations to make it possible to execute a wide range of manufacturing operations or dimensional inspections.  Within this broad definition, the design of locating pins can be ...