“Since the beginning, humans have searched for superior more practical methods to fulfill holding and clamping needs.” I said this a long time ago about modular tooling and the beat goes on.
Until recently, the concept of “fixturing” or work holding for most manufactured parts, especially cylindrical parts like ducts, in aerospace has incorporated antiquated methods. Still emerging, modular fixture technology referred to as “adaptable, modular, re-usable, reclaimable” brings countless features and benefits to the modern workplace. Modular fixturing technology enables benefits such as shorter design and build time, faster setup times, higher accuracy, cleaner workplace, less manufacturing waste and reduced processes. My top talking points are still the three E’s: economically, ergonomically and ecologically. More than ever these are the buzzwords we focus on today.