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, but not everyone is aware of what this entails.  Workholding, at its purest form, is simply securing a workpiece to allow for machining or other similar industrial processes to be done in a uniform and repeatable fashion.  The introduction of basic workholding methods like locating and clamping paved the way for high volume assembly and manufacturing lines, as parts were able to be reproduced accurately in mass quantities.

Typically, a workholding unit is referred to as a jig or a fixture, depending on whether the assembly is being used to guide a tool or operation, like drilling, tapping, or assembly of dowel pins [jig], or is simply holding the workpiece in place, relative to the cutting tool or operation [fixture].

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  1. […] 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, and the basics to workholding concepts. […]

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