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: Basic Die Making
Author: D. Eugene Ostergaard
ISBN: 0-07-046090-6

2017/2018 Session Details:
39 hours
This class will run on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

Register Below or
Contact the MA Training Department at 717-843-3891 

Date: 3/12 - 4/23/2018
Sessions: 13 sessions
Times: 6 - 9 pm
Location: MTC, 320 Busser Rd
Cost (member): 355
Cost (non-member): 533

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