Jigs and Fixtures Design and Build

Manufacturers rely on customized tools, like nests, templates, jigs and fixtures to ensure quality, efficiency and worker safety. Used to position, hold, protect and organize components and subassemblies, these seemingly insignificant tools can make or break your production line, and your bottom line.

Broadview is a full service provider of jigs and fixtures and other manufacturing tools, delivering everything from workflow analysis to tool design and production. Our in-house manufacturing and mechanical engineers work with your production crew to design the right solution. Combining commercial 3D printing technology with traditional methods like CNC machining allows us to build your tools quickly and accurately, resulting in increased productivity and ergonomics for your production line.

Jigs and Fixtures Services Breakdown

Services

  • Workflow Analysis
  • Solution/Tool Development
  • Engineering and CAD
  • 3D Printing (FDM & CFF)
  • CNC & Manual Machining
  • Urethane Casting
  • Fiberglass Layups
  • Assembly

Applications

  • Assembly Nests & Tools
  • CMM Holding Fixtures
  • Photometric Holding Fixtures
  • Other Holding Fixtures
  • Vacuum Pads & Machine Seals
  • Validation & Testing Fixtures
  • In-Process Quality Check Tools
  • Poka-Yokes
  • Machine Guards & Safety Tools
  • Organization/5S Tools

Materials

  • Polycarbonate
  • ABS
  • Nylon
  • PVC
  • Acrylic
  • ESD Materials
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Fiberglass, Kevlar, and Carbon Fiber Fills

BENEFITS OF MAKING JIGS AND FIXTURES WITH 3D PRINTING

Jigs and fixtures are commonly made by machining metal, wood or plastic. Oftentimes doing this work in-house can tie up your production machines, prolonging the down time. Broadview uses 3D printing methods like FDM and CFF in combination with traditional methods to provide fast and accurate jigs and fixtures. Work with us to get jigs and fixtures made that are less expensive and less time consuming.

3D printing allows us to fully customize jig and fixture designs all while increasing the number of tools in service. Our engineers can easily evaluate the performance of the tool and make quick, cost-efficient adjustments to the design as needed. Our 3D printed jigs and fixtures are made from tough and durable thermoplastics, and can be filled with strong carbon fiber and kevlar, ensuring your tools will withstand the rugged manufacturing environment.

BENEFITS OF MAKING JIGS AND FIXTURES WITH CNC Machining

Tools created using CNC machining allow manufacturers to acquire jigs and fixtures in higher numbers, making them more readily available for deployment. They can also be machined out of softer materials, ensuring worker’s safety and production efficiency.

At Broadview, we specialize in low volume production, paying special attention to the design and implementation of every tool that comes out of our machines.

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