Universal Holding Fixtures (UHF) avoid the high costs, single purpose fixtures and long set-up times traditionally required for holding large, contoured and/or variable geometry parts and structures.
This paper describes some unique solutions of passive and active holding fixtures used in the aircraft-, aerospace and defense-industry for cutting, drilling, milling, riveting and assembly purposes.
The Universal Holding Fixtures shown in this technical paper allow a high density of jack posts and withstand very high axial and radial loads without deflection. The active UHF systems concentrate on highly accurate solutions and "smart“ vacuum cups incorporating "intelligent“ features. Flexible Active and Passive Universal Holding Fixturing Systems for Aircraft and Aerospace Applications
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