Improve Efficiency and Precision in Manufacturing with Custom Jigs and Fixtures

The process of designing jigs and fixtures entails the development of specialized equipment that aids in securing and aligning components throughout manufacturing processes like milling, drilling, and welding.

Jigs act as guides for cutting tools, while fixtures serve the purpose of firmly holding the workpiece in position. These tools are customized to suit particular parts and procedures, with the aim of boosting precision, reducing setup time, and enhancing efficiency.

Our skilled team of engineers and designers work closely with clients to understand their unique needs and create customized solutions that enhance operations and minimize costs. By utilizing advanced 3D modeling software, we efficiently create prototypes for testing and evaluation before final production.

Jig & Fixture Design Capabilities

PMC Design Benefits

  • Customized design: We design tailor-made jigs and fixtures to cater to specific requirements of a manufacturing process or product.
  • Change Management Design Support: PMC provides comprehensive design support, including change notice support, modifications, engineering changes, drawing changes, and CAD level modifications. We also offer support for Bill of Materials and layout pneumatic drawings.
  • Safety compliance: PMC designs jigs and fixtures that conform to safety regulations and standards to minimize the risk of injuries during manufacturing.
  • ISO 9001-2015(QMS) & ISMS 27001-2013 Certified: ISO certification ensures that the design and construction of jigs and fixtures comply with international quality standards, providing assurance to customers that they are manufactured using a consistent and reliable process.

Our Jig & Fixture Design Process

01. Requirement Gathering

We hold a preliminary discussion with your team to understand the nature of your requirements, enabling us to design jigs and fixtures that are tailored to your specific requirements.

02. Drafting

During this stage we gather data and specifications to create a preliminary 2D design, ensuring your requirements are satisfied.

03. 3D Visualization

After the 2D drafts are complete, we generate a 3D visualization to enable clients to examine various mechanical parts and to test the interaction with other components.

04. QC Testing

To ensure compliance with all requirements, we conduct a comprehensive qualitative analysis of the jig and fixture designs. Additionally, if necessary, we can develop cost estimates, fabrication details, and a bill of materials.

05. Delivery

Upon internal approval, we use our secure FTP servers to deliver the final product.

Software & Technologies

PMC has in-depth experience with a variety of common software options that are used in tool and fixture design. Software utilization will vary on specific client needs, industry preference, and the company preference.

Jig & Fixture Hardware Production

PMC has extensive experience in the design and construction of jigs and fixtures. We offer design services for these essential tools that help improve manufacturing efficiency and ensure quality standards. In addition to our design capabilities, PMC also facilitates jig and fixture builds. We work closely with clients to understand their unique requirements and then oversee the fabrication and assembly of the jigs and fixtures to ensure they meet the required specifications. This end-to-end approach ensures clients receive a complete solution for their jig and fixture needs.

Why Choose PMC: Our Experts

Our tool and fixture design services offer:

  • Competitive pricing as a cost-effective and quality solution provider for our clients
  • A rigorous quality assurance process to guarantee that the final product satisfies all of our clients' requirements and specifications.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge from our engineers and designers with 30+ years in the manufacturing industry
  • Deep industry knowledge and a large talent pool gives you confidence in customized design solutions that increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Strict compliance with regional safety regulations and standards to ensure a safe manufacturing process

Related Service: Robotics Simulation Consulting

Our services aid in the design, testing, and optimization of robotic systems using computer simulation. By leveraging simulations, our clients can detect and address potential problems with their robotic systems before they are physically built, saving them valuable time and resources. Moreover, our simulations can replicate jigs & fixtures, end effectors, and human interaction to enhance the efficiency of robotic systems.

Frequently Asked Questions for Jigs & Fixtures

What are the different materials and techniques used in jig and fixture design?
The cost of jig and fixture design services varies based on project complexity and customization needs. Although there is an initial investment, the benefits of utilizing well-designed jigs and fixtures can result in long-term cost savings and increased productivity. Before deciding, it is important to consider the costs versus the potential benefits. Nonetheless, for many manufacturing processes, investing in quality jig and fixture design services is worthwhile.
How are jigs and fixtures tested and validated before they are put into use?
Jigs and fixtures are tested and validated through prototyping and testing, which involves creating a physical model of the design and using it to evaluate the functionality and accuracy of the fixture or jig. Adjustments may be made to improve performance. Once the design is validated, it can be used in the manufacturing process.
What are the benefits of using specialized jig and fixture design services compared to in-house design and development?
Specialized and custom designs lead to more efficient and precise manufacturing, along with cost savings. These services provide access to advanced technologies and software for rapid prototyping and testing, and outsourcing the design process allows companies to focus on their core competencies and avoid diverting resources towards in-house design and development.
How can jig and fixture design services be customized to meet specific industry requirements and regulations?
Jig and fixture design services can be customized to meet industry requirements and regulations through the use of advanced software, collaboration with clients, and expertise of designers. Custom solutions can ensure safety, compliance, and optimized workflow for a specific manufacturing process or product. Tailored design can improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance overall efficiency.
Can jig and fixture design services be integrated with other manufacturing processes and systems?
Jig and fixture design services can integrate with other manufacturing processes and systems by sharing design files with CNC machines and automated systems, as well as customizing the design of the fixtures to integrate with existing equipment. Close collaboration between the design service and manufacturing team is essential to ensure seamless integration and optimize the production process.
What are jigs and fixtures and why are they used in manufacturing?
Jigs and fixtures are specialized tools that hold and guide tools or workpieces during manufacturing processes like welding, machining, and assembly to achieve consistent, precise results. They improve production efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance product quality by ensuring accuracy, precision, and consistency in the manufacturing process. This ultimately results in higher customer satisfaction and cost savings.
What is the process for designing and developing jigs and fixtures for specific manufacturing needs?
Jig and fixture design for manufacturing involves identifying needs, designing, prototyping, testing, and making adjustments. Safety, compliance, and efficiency must be considered throughout, and collaboration between experts and manufacturers is crucial for success.
What are the key factors to consider when designing jigs and fixtures for a particular manufacturing process?
When designing jigs and fixtures for a specific manufacturing process, it is essential to consider various factors such as the part type, production volume, precision level required, available equipment and space, material properties, and safety regulations. By doing so, designers can create optimized jigs and fixtures that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
How do jig and fixture design services ensure the functionality and durability of the end product?
Jig and fixture design services ensure the functionality and durability of the end product through rigorous testing, including 3D modeling, simulations, and real-world tests, to evaluate performance and stress bearing capabilities. Experienced design experts select appropriate materials and manufacturing techniques to meet necessary specifications.
What is the cost of jig and fixture design services and is it worth the investment?
Jig and fixture design services may have varying costs depending on the project's complexity, but they are generally viewed as a valuable investment because they can result in increased productivity, enhanced product quality, and cost savings over time. Properly designed and implemented jigs and fixtures often provide more benefits than the initial design and development expenses.

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