All of the NAAMS Pt. 4: Stop Blocks & Clamp Arms

The United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) maintains the NAAMS Global Standard Component Components and Assemblies for manufacturing stamping and assembly operations.  Admittedly that’s a mouthful of acronyms, so some explanation is warranted.  NAAMS is an abbreviation for the ...

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 ...