One of the unsung heroes of successful manufacturing is used intensely by the ‘big names’ but has a much lower profile with the sub 50 employee manufacturers.
“What is this gem?” I hear you cry, “Jigs and fixtures” came the reply.
More importantly, it is the thought process that is required and the reasoned logic needed to define these jigs and fixtures that will greatly improve the manufacturing speed, quality and consistency that jigs and fixtures can impart on a production process.
These fixtures can be produced in industrial grade plastics such as Acetal, with inserts as required to make them a cost effective alternative to traditional methods.
We can also 3D print fixtures and assemblies adding inserts for wear and strengthening points.
Here at Bray Plastics we can advise and help the small, as well as larger, companies define the requirement and supply bespoke tooling to enhance the manufacturing process.