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Load Holding Fixtures Using Waterjet Cutting

Fresh out of my e-mail inbox comes this fixture from a customer who wishes to remain anonymous. 

(Of course, at Big Blue Saw we keep your designs confidential. We also keep the fact that you're even a customer confidential as well. Many of the things we make end up in finished products, and our customers see Big Blue Saw's service as a competitive advantage. [Many are happy to provide testimonials, thankfully.] )

The structural pieces  were waterjet cut by Big Blue Saw from 1/4 inch thick aluminum 6061 and assembled by the customer using off the shelf hardware. The design uses tab-and-slot with the pieces held together with through bolts as in tensioned plate construction.

The customer says:


These are medium-load holding fixtures.  Using BBS for these type of fixtures saves us 50%+ on traditional tooling and also allows us to build instrument & medium load machines in a clean office!  (No welding, milling, sawing, etc - -just a few fasteners and counter-sinks.)  These fixtures are doing the job of machined 1/4" Al C-channel assemblies.


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