•   Automated, Rapid Weld Fixture/Crating Design

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How it Works

Nucleo Fixture creates an interlocked grid of X and Y  fixture blades connected to a mating base plate from an imported solid CAD model. The top profile of each X or Y blade matches the underside of the component at the blade’s insertion position, creating a “cradle” into which the component is located. Nucleo Fixture includes a range of standard CAD translators and optional translators for most popular CAD systems. These include IGES, Solidworks, SolidEdge, IronCAD, Inventor DWG and DXF, CATIA, Pro Engineer, STEP and Unigraphics.


Below is an example of a two step fixture courtesy of Clean Air America. The righthand station is the initial tacking fixture,  the other the full weld-out process.

Tacking Stage
Full Weld-out Stage
Tacking Stage
Full Weld-out Stage

Return on Investment

Compared to traditional fixture costs, Nucleo Fixture results in enough overall savings to pay for itself within a small number of fixture runs. 


Dewys Manufacturing saved over $6700 in the first 3 months of use, click the tile below for their ROI.

Nucleo in Action

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Apex Tool Group used Nucleo to help automate the manufacture of toolboxes in their robot cell.  The design included pneumatic clamps into the fixture.

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Apex Website

Gilbert manufacture heavy equipment for industries including forestry and construction. This FaaS® project used 0.25" material for the heavy-weight part and "gripper points" to offset the fixture from the part surface. These radii - spaced along the fixture blade peripheries - allow for any adjustment that may be necessary and less friction/heat transfer between the weldment and fixture.

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Gilbert Website

What our Customers say

Watch our Nucleo + Octopuz 
​(offline programming) Webinar

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FABTECH Demonstration Part Video

Watch the 2018 FABTECH demonstration video. This part from Dirt Dog Manufacturing, was showcased on Capital Machine's booth along with an OTC Robotic Welder.

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​Compare Versions

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Product Literature

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Service Literature

Click the tile above to download a copy of the Nucleo Fixture-as-a-Service (FaaS) service Sheet (PDF format).

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