Jigs and Fixtures are production devices used to increase manufacturing rates, produce better products, and simply make the job shop work easier. The practical advice given by this author will assist users to determine what devices are needed for various tasks, tips for setting up a job shop, and rules of thumb estimating procedures. The book includes clamping devices, welding fixtures, drilling jigs, milling fixtures, inspection devices, and more. Basic information summaries are included at the end of chapters for quick review and reference purposes. · Shop setup techniques and cost estimating · Detailed discussion on basic principles of tool design · Large number of component drawings and reference tables · Important standards for jigs, fixtures and material usage
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"…Technically sound and very well organized. The drawings are of high quality and the draftmanship is excellent. The illustrations are first class and are reproduced with an attractive arrangement throughout the text. The bibliography is very impressive... -- Robert O. Parmley, P.E., Morgan and Parmley, Ltd.
EXPERT, PRACTICAL ADVICE ON THE SELECTION, DESIGN, AND MANUFACTURE OF JIGS AND FIXTURES
Written for designers, machinists, and manufacturing engineers, this information-dense, quick-reference guide bridges the gap between academic theory and industrial practice and delivers:
* Detailed advice on how to choose the best jig or fixture to achieve a specific result
* Thorough discussion of the basic principles of tool design
* Practical tips for shop setup
* Rules of thumb for estimating procedures
* Guidelines on surface grinding layouts
* Checkpoints to avoid common errors in design
* Important standards for jigs, fixtures, and material usage
* Time-saving component drawings and reference tables
Covering clamping devices, welding fixtures, drilling jigs, milling fixtures, inspection devices, and more, Jigs and Fixtures Design Manual includes “mini review” summaries at the end of each chapter and practice tests to reinforce learning.About the Author:
P. H. Joshi has been Chief Designer at Crompton Greaves and Design Manager at Arco Whitney and Z.F. Steering. He also has extensive academic experience teaching jigs and fixtures, machine tools, and machine design.
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