What Where and How of Metal Shims

What, Where, and How of Shims and Shim Packs

I am excited about our new Free 3D CAD Models ordering service on Rentapen’s web site.  I know I promised to talk more about the simple weld fixture (weld jig), this week,  however I am delaying that because this is (I think) so COOL!!

Our line of tooling components are now even easier to use.   I invite you to play with this new 3d model downloading service.  These files are Free!  Since we are still discovering kinks, be sure to let us know if you find any problems.

The videos I have for you today are about how to use this service.  But there is so much more to learn. These videos aren’t polished, but you will get the idea.

First, I talk about shims and show how they are placed in a real fixture. You might want to turn the volume down a bit, I start in the shop…

I know I go on and on about shims at times. I am a big advocate for shimming in weld fixtures.

With so many variables involved in how much heat will be created during welding and therefore, how much distorting will occur on the product being welded, shims and shim packs are essential. They help the production group set up the fixture before full production begins. So that when the weld jig or fixture goes into full production it is putting out a product that works.

In this next video I  show you how to download a file for a RAPid Block(TM) and a RAPid Riser(TM).

And in THIS video, our team member, Kory, tells you how to get your Pro/E parameters into your STEP file.

 

I hope you have fun trying out the new 3d models and seeing how you can use them. I’d love to see what you come up with! Didn’t you like playing with legos??

Send images of your designs using RAPid Tooling Components to news@rentapen.com

The Queen of Lean Machine Design

 

About rentapen

Susan Straley, aka Queen of Lean Machine Design, is the President of Rentapen Inc. in Waukesha, WI. She helps manufacturers reduce costs through excellence in 3d desing services, RAPid Tooling Components(TM), and Just-in-Time Laser Cutting Services(TM). Susan can be reached directly at 262-542-8891.
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