Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures Design

The PES team all know too well the importance of tooling, jigs and fixtures design in manufacturing and that having a creative and innovative approach to a client’s manufacturing problem is crucial, whilst at the same time making the solution as robust and simple as possible.

Absolute accuracy and repeatable tolerances are crucial and therefore the key focus within the design stage is to ensure that the piece is robust enough to deliver the same critical tolerances time and time again.

We understand that all our clients requirements are bespoke and that the experience our team, working in multiple environments is crucial, to delivering the solution that best meets those requirements with a focus on the environment, tolerances, volumes and manufacturing teams experience.

Our design optimisation will always have the end result as the key focus and also to ensure that the final solution will save both time, money, accuracy and repeatability not only with the final parts being manufactured but also the operators use of the solution over its working life – tooling, jigs and fixtures are the key to success to producing real gains in productivity and quality. The earlier the involvement of the team during the design study phase may reduce or even eliminate the need for tools.

Our aim is provide technical support and encouragement for our clients and to assist them achieve greater productivity and ultimately payback for their investment.

Please contact us so we can discuss your project and advise on the options available. We consider all projects regardless of size or complexity and 70% of our clients are internationally based so do please call us for an informal chat. Whether a quick turnaround, simple tooling or modelling job, to complex design engineering we will be able to deliver you a solution.

We can offer you a one stop service from concept to reality or deliver optimisation solutions to:

  • Carry out an audit reducing the amount of jigs and fixtures required to optimise the manufacturing process.

Inspection and Certification

As part of our service we can certify and proof the accuracy of your fixtures using our white light scanning system

  • After manufactured
  • Onsite
  • As part of a periodic assurance inspection of assembly jigs to certify them within the tolerances required.

We offer a broad range of tooling services ranging from detail fixtures and individual assembly tools to composite tool solutions and assembly jigs. Our expertise enables innovative integrated tooling and our proven solutions span from design through to life cycle support. Our service is differentiated by our project management, the size of our capacity and the breadth of our capability experience in all aspects of tooling, from detail manufacture tooling for both metallic and composite components to large assembly fixtures and test equipment. In addition, we can offer full turnkey packages on complete tooling solutions.

Our services include, however, are not limited to:

  • Integration of conventional and automatic tooling
  • Drilling fixtures
  • Holding fixtures
  • Trimming fixtures
  • Bonding fixtures
  • Inspection fixture
  • Sector specific tooling i.e. Automotive, Aerospace, medical
  • CNC / Machine tooling
  • Welding & Fabrication fixtures
  • Form & press tools
  • Fixture and tooling reduction solutions
  • Optimisation and efficiency of current solutions
  • Improvements/Enhancements of manual assembly tasks
  • Processes development to optimize human performance through layouts of tooling and equipment with manufacturing teams capabilities

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Aerospace

The team have provided solutions for UAV composite propellers, Joint Strike Fighter project, and reverse engineering projects, with our white light scanning service.

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