In the industrial and industry context, a fixture refers to a device or piece of equipment that is used to securely hold, support, or position a workpiece during manufacturing processes such as machining, assembly, or inspection. Fixtures are designed to hold the workpiece in a specific position and orientation, allowing for consistent and accurate processing.

Examples of fixtures in the industrial and industry context include:

  • Machine tool fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during machining operations on lathes, milling machines, and other machine tools
  • Welding fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during welding operations
  • Inspection fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during inspection and measuring processes
  • Assembly fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during assembly operations
  • Clamping fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during drilling, tapping, and other machining operations
  • Testing fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during testing and evaluation processes
  • Mold fixtures used for holding and positioning workpieces during molding and casting operations
  • Fixturing systems used for versatile and modular clamping, holding, and positioning solutions in manufacturing environments.

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