Modular Fixturing System

Contact Details

Bluco Corp.
1510 Frontenac Rd.
United States
Toll Free Phone

41.794756, -88.2294814

January 09,2017
Modular Fixturing System

Bluco Corp.’s modular fixturing system is for fixturing low-volume/high-mix work. Using an alternating pattern of dowel and tapped holes, fixture plates are accurate to +/- 0.0004” between centers. 

For horizontal applications, baseplates can be integrated with new or existing tombstones. A ball lock feature can be added for off-line fixture setup and quick changeover between jobs. Hundreds of components are available for locating and clamping parts of any style and shape.  

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers


    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

  • modular fixturing

    modular fixturing

    System in which fixtures are constructed from standardized, reusable components. Fixtures are assembled and disassembled quickly. Basic styles are subplate, dowel-pin and T-slot. See fixture; modular tooling.

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The system was imagined for customers in industries such as agriculture, mining, locomotive, oil & gas or defense who routinely deal with large parts. Before today, the only way to take advantage of modular fixturing’s versatility, accuracy and productivitywas to use a larger number of smaller Read More