These two tools are critical components in the world of metal production, and carry many advantages; Firstly, they increase productivity - in the past, people were required to hold and operate machines by themselves, holding and guiding the material on their own. This process used to require extensive inspections and since the process used to be carried out by people, there was always room for human error. On the other hand, the fixtures and jigs make it possible to perform a fast, flawless process, as it is replicated repeatedly in a technological manner. This leads to an increase in funds, as it does not require workers with certain requirements or training, prevents errors and raw materials thrown away in vain, and a faster and a distinctive production process, guaranteeing the desired products or components.
In the metal world, there is a combination of thousands of compounds, equipment and technology. We are here at S.O.M, do our best to produce the highest quality products with the best advanced equipment and use the best raw materials available in the market.
However, sometimes the simplest is indeed the best - and the use of jigs and fixtures in the production, duplication and interchange process of metal parts is a great example of the latter. They are especially designed to enable the assembly or machining of several components in the same manner, repetitively.
Both are considered essential tools in the metal world. SO similar, yet so different; While the purpose of a Jig is to control the positioning or movement of another instrument in addition to stabilizing it in place, and providing a process that could be fully replicated in the manufacturing process, the fixture's purpose is to ensure that a tool or component remains in place during the work process of a machine or a large industrial process. The fixture only keeps the tool in place; does not guide it or guide its motion, like the jig. Its uniqueness is that each fixture is uniquely produced in a specific shape for the process of which its use is required.