Rentapen Inc., discovers 32 different footprints for
creating 3-way adjustments with RAPid Shims™ and RAPid Blocks™.
On November 14, 2012 Rentapen Inc., launched a new page on the Rentapen website introducing 3-way adjustability for RAPid Shims™ and RAPid Blocks™ under the Shims menu dropdown. These RAPid Tooling Components™ help Engineers save time and also saves time in the machine tool build process.
These newly developed RAPid Shims™ and RAPid Blocks™ create adjustability for locating pins to fit for precision welding. The locating pin’s position in the weld fixture can be finely tuned before mass production begins. Precision shims are added or removed between the blocks to make sure the pin is in the right
location. When in the right location, the final welded product meets product’s tolerance specifications.
Rentapen’s RAPid Shims™ are created with precision sheet metal for fine adjustment of the fixture before welding begins. The RAPid Blocks™ are created with counter-bored hole on both sides for design versatility.
“We knew our RAPid Blocks were versatile, but we were surprised to learn there are actually 32 different ways to position the blocks along with shims to create the 3-way adjustment that is often needed in a precision weld fixture,” said Susan Straley, President and Owner of Rentapen.
In the next few weeks Rentapen Inc., will be producing a “How To” video displaying how 3-way adjustability can be used. There will be a series of blogs coming out that can be found on the Weld Fixture Design 101 web page that will help describe how to use these tooling components in detail.
“I just posted a blog talking about our standard tolerance on locating pins and the ways to use our RAPid Blocks with shims to create 3-way adjustment in weld and assembly fixtures,” said Straley.