Jigs are the tools used to direct the cutting as well as machining tool. They are ideal to guide the drill bit for developing precise holes at the preferred locations. They enhances production rate as they decrease the time and energy invested on height gauge, square scriber, etc. On the other hand, Fixtures are used to hold the work piece with the machine bed. They are designed for minimizing the time spent on loading, fixing and unloading of the work piece.
Features of Jigs & Fixtures:
- Special purpose tools widely used to ease the production at a very large scale by reducing the time spend on loading, fixing , holding and unloading
- Ideally used to help in the domain of manufacturing interchangeable parts in swift manner
- Utilized without any additional set-up for developing a range of parts
- Create a strong relation between tool and work piece for stable manufacturing