This competitively priced and quickly produced fixture is built in a durable and stable composite material. This style is ideal for bender buy-off and off the bender verification. The open “L” style provides for greater visibility, with metal tabs to hold the part in place. The end-points can be verified by simple tolerance zones or sliding component check features.
We engineer, design and manufacture fixtures that ensure parts are made to specification. Our fixtures are easy to use, built to last and give customers the confidence that they are only passing good parts.
This fixture illustrates two types of tube capture in one fixture. It also can offer a sectional capability when you have a family of parts that have some similarities. We offer a large assortment of end-features for verifying almost any end-detail and our poka yoke approach assures 100% quality on the production floor.
- Full-Contour Style
- Pin Style
- Sectional Fixture
- Tube/Hose Assemblies
- Bundle Assembly Fixture
The full contour fixture was developed originally by Clark Fixtures. The concept behind it was to replicate the boundaries called out on the print, so that the operator can quickly determine whether the part is good or bad. Various end features are available to check end details.
- Final Audit Fixtures
- In-process Fixtures
These typically long fixtures are produced in a CAD/CAM environment and machined as a single piece with CNC equipment. They are available in full-contour or pin style. They can accommodate a family of parts on one base. Various features can be added for checking bracket locations and the end details can be verified with simple tolerance zones or sliding stainless steel pins.
Large diameter composite fixtures are ideal for prototype and subassembly parts. Rather than manufacture these fixtures completely out of tool steel we can utilize a durable composite material and place the hardened steel only at the contact points, thereby saving on weight, manufacturing time and cost.
Although we are known for our composite fixtures, we can also provide a full assortment of metal fixtures for large tubing or welding. Time and time again, our lead-times for metal stanchion fixtures are much better than our competitors and all fixtures are inspected by our 17025 CMM lab. We offer the following fixture types:
- Final Audit Fixtures
- Re-strike Fixtures
- Weld Fixtures
Our custom designed orbital weld fixtures allow an operator to scribe the end of tube locations, assemble the individual tubes together within the fixture and then orbitally weld the assembly and end features together in an efficient and accurate manner. These fixtures have proven to be extremely successful for companies moving from R&D to a production mode, where rate and repeatability are essential.
Our technology goes beyond fixtures and extends to all the materials that we use.
- Fixture with customer part loaded
The Clark Fixture base consists of an aluminum honeycomb core sandwiched between two sheets of aluminum and an extruded aluminum frame, which provides for stability and stiffness and reduces the weight. However, our metal stanchion fixtures are always placed on ground and polished aluminum tooling plate.
Clark Fixtures has built many of our fixtures in various foamed urethane boards. This material is durable and extremely stable. It helps reduce cost, weight, and lead-time. It also allows us to add in metal inserts where needed.
- All metal fixtures are available.
This picture represents one of the composites we use where extra durability is needed. Primarily for larger diameter tubing or rougher environments.
With over 40 years of experince in numerous industries, we have developed a large catalog of features that can be added to our fixtures as needed. All of these features are designed using materials to ensure precision, durability and corrosion resistance.
- bracket locators
- Scribe pins
- Flange clocking pins
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CMM Inspection Services
Our CMM lab has ISO-IEC17025:2005 Accreditation.
- 2D and 3D Fixture Inspection Services
- Reverse Engineering with Documentation
- ISO 9001-2015 Certified and ISO 17025-2005 Accredited
- Calibrated by Hexagon Metrology technicians & NIST Traceable
- Brown & Sharpe Global Performance (DCC Controlled) with 1200mm X 3000mm X 1000mm Envelope
- Brown & Sharpe Stiefelmayer Horizontal Arm (DCC Controlled) with 4000mm X 1200mm X 2000mm Envelope
“The most recent example is F/A‑18‑E/F fuel line problem your team helped us resolve. We needed a repeatable fixture to assemble and check these complicated assemblies to. Your design team developed a system that does everything we need and more. Since implementing this fixture in our production processes we have not experienced a single problem related to assembly. Without your assistance we would likely be struggling with this problem still. Thank you again for the great job. We look forward to doing business with Clark Fixture Technologies in the future.”
Andy Dale, Eaton Aerospace
Our Approach to Verification
Solving the difficult problem of how to quickly, easily and confidently ensure the accuracy of a part. Thereby empowering the operator on the floor to make the correct determinations.Learn More