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Tooling Alignment Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103055D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grometer, GF: AUTHOR

Abstract

Frequently, tooling holes and/or other reference features on mechanical parts are over-constrained. This requires tight location and size tolerances which are costly.

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Tooling Alignment Mechanism

      Frequently, tooling holes and/or other reference features on
mechanical parts are over-constrained.  This requires tight location
and size tolerances which are costly.

      By this invention, as shown, two X-axis slots (or optical
lines), 3, are placed near the ends of the part to be located, and a
single Y-axis slot (or optical line), 4, is placed on the part.  The
two X-axis slots control translation along the Y-axis and rotation
around the Z-axis. The Y-axis slot controls translation along the
X-axis.

      The part is not over-constrained, and tolerances in the
slot-length direction can be large.

      Disclosed anonymously.