Free Training Video for Simple 3-2-1 CMM Fixture Builds

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FixLogix LLC has released a quick training video for metrology. The video shows the simple 3-2-1 concept for building holding fixtures to stage parts on Coordinate Measuring Machines and other inspection systems. The concepts shown are relevant to a wide variety of part shapes and materials, and can be applied to a variety of fixture systems. The video can be found on the company website home page, and on YouTube.

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"We purchased two FixLogix fixtures to enhance the use of our new Helmel CMM for production inspection. The FixLogix staff was very helpful in helping us to launch this new program."
Mike Montamore, Long-Standard Company, Ohio.

The FixLogix training video de-mystifies basic CMM fixture construction by showing a simple concept that applies to many parts. The video also highlights functional application of the new economical FixLogix T-slot style fixture system.

FixLogix has reinvented modular CMM fixtures. The new concepts and technology used in the fixture system offer a highly functional system at a price point of about 1/3 of what competing fixture systems. A complete modular system including the component kit and fixture plate can be purchased for as little as $1025. The kit is comprehensive such that the vast majority of part shapes and types can be adequately staged for inspection using the components in the standard kit. The content of the system is 95% + produced in Michigan.

FixLogix T-slot fixture plates are marked with laser engraved reference scales along the T-slots, and each T-slot is also alpha-identified. This provides clear documentation of the fixture setup for easy repeat setups. A major advantage of the T-slot system is multi-axis infinite positioning of components. This simplifies fixture construction by easily allowing the fixture to be “built to the part”, placing locators where they don’t interfere with datums or critical part features. In turn this reduces the average time required to assemble part-holding fixtures.

This CMM component kit is compatible with many other fixture systems, and is also cross-compatible with the FixLogix fixture systems for vision systems and optical comparators. The system is being utilized in a variety of coordinate metrology applications. Users of portable coordinate inspection systems such as articulating arms, white light, and laser scanners have found the fixture system to be very helpful. The economical price point is appropriate for these applications. The system is available in English or Metric versions.

FixLogix LLC was formed in 2007 to produce and sell modular fixture systems for metrology, and other light duty part-holding applications. The company also produces modular fixture systems for vision systems, optical comparators, and laser scanners. The company maintains an e-commerce website, and takes most major credit cards.

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