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How To Distinguish Tooling, Fixture And Jig?

Sep 15, 2017

In modern factories, the assembly and testing of many links are very complex, even for the skilled workers, it is difficult to quickly, accurately and safely install the accessories. In this case, it is necessary to have a fixture (Tooling) to assist positioning, adjust the direction of installation or control the force, which is the most important application of tooling and fixture in the production process.

Tooling, that is process equipment, refers to various tools used in the manufacturing process, including the tool / fixture / mold / gauges / jig / auxiliary / fitter tools / station equipment. Tooling is the generic abbreviation, and the tooling is divided into special tooling / universal tooling / standard tooling (similar to standard parts).

Fixture, manufacturing apparatus, sometimes the same meaning with the tooling, sometimes also refers to the jig, the electronic enterprises in Taiwan, Korean, Japanese use the word generally.


Fixture, manufacturing apparatus, sometimes the same meaning with the tooling, sometimes also refers to the jig


Jig, also known as clamping apparatus. Broadly speaking, in any process, the device which can quickly, easily and securely install the workpiece device, can be called jig. Such as welding jig, inspection jig, assembly jig, machine tool jig and so on. Among them, the machine tool jig is the most common, often referred to as the jig, the jig belongs to the tooling.

Jig is a process device used for fastening workpieces rapidly and keeping the correct relative positions of the machines, the cutters and the workpieces during processing. That is to say workholding jig is an indispensable part of machining. Under the guidance of high speed, high efficiency, precision, compound, intelligent and environmental friendly machine technology, jig technology is moving towards high precision, high efficiency, module, economic.


Jig, also known as clamping apparatus.