MWSC Jigs and Fixtures

This course is designed to give the student an understanding and working knowledge of how and why jigs and fixtures are designed and built as they are. Two fundamental tool design principles are constantly stressed: simplicity and economy. The student will learn how to save money in production of a fixture by learning to be cost-effective while ensuring that the tool has the capacity to perform all its intended use/ function. 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the student will understand jigs and fixtures, their purpose in manufacturing and have a limited ability to assist in design and build.

Course Outline:

  • Basic Types and Function of Jigs and Fixtures
  • Purpose of Tool Design & consideration of design economics, basic construction principles
  • Supporting and locating principles
  • Designing and constructing
  • Welding and inspection tooling
  • Tool Materials
  • Clamping and Work-holding Principles
  • Tool Drawings
Book Requirements:

Name:  Jigs and Fixtures Design 5 e

Author:  Edward G. Hoffman

ISBN:  1-4018-1107-8

Cengage Learning

2018/2019 Session Details:
39 hours
This class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 pm

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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least 10 business working days prior to class start date. Substitutions will be accepted at anytime. No shows and cancellations less than 10 business days prior to class start will be charged the advertised price for the class.

Date: 3/21 - 5/2/19
Sessions: 13 sessions
Times: 6 - 9 pm
Location: MA Offices 320 Busser Rd, 2nd floor
Cost (member): 408+book
Cost (non-member): 612+book

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320 Busser Road, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 493
Emigsville PA, 17318
(717) 843-3891