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.
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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Installing them is a breeze and I would highly recommend.
For example, I finished 32 fixtures in 2 weeks. Before, it would’ve taken 2 weeks for a smaller fixture.
I’ve also made line fixtures for work holding while installing other components.
They also have a jigsaw feature that breaks up the base plate on larger items that dovetail together."
- Jordan Miller
Apex Tool Group used Nucleo to help automate the manufacture of toolboxes in their robot cell. The design included pneumatic clamps into the fixture.
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.
What our Customers say
"I will say that so far we have been very pleased with the software. We have made numerous weld fixtures and some fixtures to hold parts for laser cutting. In fact, after seeing how well the software is performing we have started looking into getting another robot welder. Needless to say, it has already become a valuable resource for us."
- Mark Conner, IMEC, Monett, MO
Manufacturing Engineer, Dewys Manufacturing, Marne, MI
"This is Chris from TSV. I wanted to thank you for your assistance Friday. With your help we were able to build the attached weld fixtures by yesterday afternoon. I can't thank you enough, have plans on another that is urgent later in the week. Thanks again, Chris"
E-Z-Go (Textron Specialized Vehicles), Augusta, GA
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