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Machining: Workholding
121 Locating Devices

CourseCode: SOC-121-360025
Length: 1 Hours

Target Audience
Beginner Level

Locating Devices describes the components used to position a workpiece in a workholding device. Locating is a crucial part of effective workholding. Locators come in a wide range of available types with various features. Common locators include pins, buttons, and pads. V-locators, fixture plates, locating nests, and other specialty devices are also used for locating workpieces. After taking this class, users will have a basic understanding of locating principles and be familiar with different types of locating devices and their features This knowledge prepares users to properly locate workpieces and set up workholding, which is an important part of many different manufacturing operations, such as machining, welding, and assembly. Proper workpiece location can help manufacturers improve loading and unloading times, production rates, and finished part quality.

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Courses Ascending
Beginner: 101 Introduction to Workholding
Beginner: 111 Supporting and Locating Principles
Beginner: 121 Locating Devices
Beginner: 131 Clamping Basics
Beginner: 141 Chucks, Collets, and Vises
Intermediate: 201 Fixture Design Basics
Intermediate: 200 Fixture Body Construction
Intermediate: 230 Drill Bushing Selection
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