In the setup process it is accepted procedure
to eliminate all redundant or unnecessary activities, perform operations
concurrently, move on-line operations off-line, and use the "buddy
system" to minimize total setup time. But the most labor-intensive and
time-consuming step is usually workholder, or fixture, preparation. This book
contains procedures, hints, and suggestions for improving methods for
Presents improved methods that are designed
to save time and money and help the reader increase productivity. Covers the
basics of setup reduction. Discusses in considerable detail all aspects of
workholding. Provides suggested alternatives to existing accepted procedures.
Offers helpful and innovative techniques for workholder preparation designed
to improve efficiency in executing setups.
Introduction to Setup Reduction:
Understanding Setup Reduction. Basic Workholding Principles. Workholding
Options and Economics. Setup Reduction Techniques: Techniques for Locating.
Techniques for Clamping. Techniques for Workholder Setups. Techniques for
Chucks and Collets. Techniques for Vises. Techniques for Power Workholding.
Additional Resources. Index.