Jigs And Fixtures
Jigs and Fixtures are production tools used to accurately manufacture and duplicate interchangeable parts. They are specially designed in a way that a large number of components can be machined or assembled identically, and to ensure interchangeability of components, they eliminate the necessity of a special set up for all individual parts.
The main purpose of a jig is to provide repeatability, accuracy, and interchangeability in the manufacturing of products.
Fixtures are the work holding device, which holds, supports, and locates the workpiece but not guides the cutting tool to perform a specific operation.