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A fixture is a workholding or support device used in the manufacturing industry. What makes a fixture unique is that each one is built to fit a particular part or shape. The main purpose of a fixture is to locate and in some cases hold a workpiece during either a machining operation or some other industrial process.[1] A jig differs from a fixture in that a it guides the tool to its correct position in addition to locating and supporting the workpiece.[1][2]

The primary purposes of jigs and fixtures is to:[1]

  • Reduce the cost of production
  • Maintain consistent quality
  • Maximize efficiency
  • Enable a variety of parts to be made to correct specifications

See also


  1. ^ a b c Drake, C. (1989). Proper Fixturing. In Metals Handbook (9th Ed.), Vol. 16 Machining (pp. 404-410). USA: ASM International.
  2. ^ Groover, M. (2007). The fundamentals of modern manufacturing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and sons, inc.


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