Here at John Walton we are able to offer a full Design, Manufacture, Supply and Install Service on Fixtures for all types of Machining. We are fully conversant with both Manually Operated and Fully Automatic and Integrated Machining Centre Fixtures both Horizontal and Vertical. As with our experience in Turning applications, our knowledge of components from all sectors is wideranging, and you will benefit from our experince with many other customers. This page illustrates a cross section of examples from our portfolio. Should you have a specific application you would like to discuss, please contact us.
This Range of Manually Operated Fixtures were supplied to a Tier 2 Subcontractor to the Automotive Industry to produce a family of Steering Column Components for the new Range Rover. The Machine tool is an OKK Horizontal Machining Centre – to the latest specifications – our brief was to supply an effective and economical Workholding Solution in extra quick time.The First operation from Die Casting was to produce a number of features, in particular a location diameter for the second operation. The holding was executed in two cast “vee” grooves by means of a fixed and moving male “vee” within a fixture block. The second operation utilises a fixed Mandrel, with stud, nut and C washer clamping, location and orientation of the part being critical.The Tombstone Fixture is mounted on a 400mm x 400mm Base. There are Multiple locations for each individual clamping fixture to allow more or less stations to be used as required. We have recently supplied a second group of similar fixtures to this customer to cope with increased demand for components.