Elimination of Drilling And Pinning Assembly Joints In Machines At The Assembly Line
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
It has been standard practice to use various forms of dowel pins, roll pins, etc., to prevent fixtured assemblies from changing position after they are removed from the assembly fixture, whether from vibration, servicing, etc. This then requires the parts to be fixtured for position, then small holes are drilled through both parts being joined, causing shavings to be blown throughout the machine, and then small pins are driven into the holes.