Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

Каф. інжинірингу машинобудівних технологій

Industrial Equipment Design


1. Educational programs for which discipline is mandatory:

# Educational stage Broad field Major Educational program Course(s) Semester(s)
1 master's 13. Механічна інженерія 131. Прикладна механіка (магістр) 5 10

2. The course is offered as elective for all levels of higher education and all educational programs.

3. Information about the author of the course

Full name Diachun Andrii
Academic degree Cand. Sc.
Academic title Assoc. Prof.
Link to the teacher`s page on the official website of the department
Е-mail (in the domain

4. Information about the course

Study hours structure Lectures: 28
Practical classes: 14
Laboratory classes: 0

Amount of hours for individual work: 78
ECTS credits: 4,0
Teaching language english
Form of final examination credit
Link to an electronic course on the e-learning platform of the university

5. Program of discipline

Description of academic discipline, its goals, subject of study and learning outcomes

The purpose of study of the discipline «Industrial Equipment Design» is forming at future master's degree of the knowledge system and practical skills on the selection, designing, computation and technical and economic substantiation the use of the jigs and fixtures for the concrete terms of mechanical engineering production.
The task of a given discipline is the receipt by the students the abilities to design jigs and fixtures for drilling machines, for milling machines, for lathe machines, for boring machines, for grinding machines and other manufacturing machines; to design welding and inspection fixtures, universal and automatic fixtures, fixtures for numerically controlled machines.

The place of academic discipline in the structural and logical scheme of study according to the educational program

Prerequisites. List of disciplines, or knowledge and skills, possession of which students needed (training requirements) for successful discipline assimilation

Industrial Equipment, Metal Processing, Processing Technologies, Automated Manufacturing Technology

Contents of the academic discipline

Lectures (titles/topics)

Topic. Introduction to Fixture Design.
Elements of Fixtures. Importance of Fixtures in Manufacturing. General Requirements of a Fixture. Fixture Design Fundamentals. Fixture Design Criteria. Fixture Design Procedure. Locating Principles. Clamping Principles. Automation in Fixture Design.
Topic. Template Jigs.
Variations of Template Jigs. Layout Template. Flat-Plate Template Jigs. Circular-Plate Template Jigs. Nesting Template Jigs. Locating the Part. Locating the Bushings. Design Procedures. Initial Jig Design. Tool Design Application.
Topic. Vise-Held and Plate Fixtures.
Vise-Held Fixtures. Designing a Vise-Held Fixture. Locating the Part. Clamping the Part. Locating the Cutters. Plate Fixtures. Designing a Plate Fixture. Calculating Cam Clamps. Eccentric Cams. Spiral Cams. Tool Design Application.
Topic. Plate Jigs.
Designing a Plate Jig. Locating the Part. Clamping the Part. Locating the Bushings. Initial Design Sketch. Designing a Table Jig. Locating the Part. Supporting and Clamping the Part. Locating the Bushing. Initial Design Sketch. Designing a Sandwich Jig or a Leaf Jig.
Topic. Angle-Plate Jigs and Fixtures.
Variations and Applications. Plain Angle-Plate Tooling. Modified Angle-Plate Tooling. Designing an Angle-Plate Jig. Locating, Supporting, and Clamping the Part. Indexing the Part. Locating the Bushings. Designing an Angle-Plate Fixture. Designing the Tool Body. Tool Design Application.
Topic. Channel and Box Jigs.
Channel Jigs. Designing a Channel Jig. Locating the Part. Clamping the Part. Constructing the Tool Body. Locating the Bushings. Box Jigs. Designing a Box Jig.
Topic. Vise-Jaw Jigs and Fixtures
The Machine Vise. Locating Work in Vise-jaw Workholders. Locating with Pins and Blocks. Locating with Nests. Designing a Vise-jaw Jig. Locating the Bushings. Designing a Vise-jaw Fixture. Positioning the Set Block.
Topic. Equalizers.
Definitions. The floating Principle. Classification of Applications. The Problem Areas. The Rocker Equalizer. The Floating Screw Type Equalizer. Double Movement Clamps. Multiple Clamping. Multiple Clamping with Rockers. Multiple Clamping with Rollers. Hydraulic Equalizers.
Topic. Jigs for Drilling Machines and Operations. Jigs for Multiple Spindle Drilling. Indexing Drill Jigs. Miscellaneous Drill Jigs. Tooling for CNC Drilling Machines.
Topic. Fixtures for Milling Machines and Operations.
Typical Milling Fixtures. Contour and Profile Milling Fixture. Adjustable and Movable Milling Fixtures. Locating Pins in Milling Fixtures. Gear Hobbing Fixtures. Fixtures for CNC Milling.
Topic. Fixtures for Lathe Machines.
Chuck Fixtures. Face Plate Fixtures. Mandrel and Arbor Type Fixtures. Miscellaneous Fixtures.
Topic. Fixtures for Boring Machines.
Design of Boring Fixtures. Design of Boring Bars. Fixtures for Production Boring Machines.
Topic. Fixtures for Grinding Machines and Operations.
Angle Plate Fixtures. Automotive grinding fixtures.
Topic. Universal and Automatic Fixtures.
Universal Drill Jigs. Pump Jigs. Commercial Universal Fixtures. Custom-made Universal Fixtures. Definitions and Principles of Automatic Fixtures. Common Features and Advantages of Pneumatic and Hydraulic Fixtures. Air Cylinders. Hydraulic Fixtures.

Practical classes (topics)

Template Jigs Selection and Design.
Angle-Plate Jigs and Fixtures Selection and Design.
Vise-Jaw Jigs and Fixtures Selection and Design.
Jigs for Drilling Machines Selection and Design.
Fixtures for Milling Machines Selection and Design.
Fixtures for Lathe Machines Selection and Design.
Fixtures for Grinding Machines Selection and Design.

Learning materials and resources

1. Edward G. Hoffman. Jig and Fixture Design, Fifth Edition. Delmar, New York, 2004.
2. Andrew Y. C. Nee, Z. J. Tao and A. Senthil Kumar. An Advanced Treatise on Fixture Design and Planning. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 2004.
3. Erik K. Henriksen. Jig and Fixture Design Manual. Industrial Press Inc., New York, 1973.
4. Webb R.M. Jig and Fixture Design. The Institution of Production Engineers, London, 1973.
1. Grant, H.E. Jigs and Fixtures: Non-Standard Clamping Devices. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1967.
2. Rong, Y. and Y. Zhu. Computer-aided Fixture Design. Marcel Dekker. 1999.
3. Nee, A.Y.C., K. Whybrew and A. Senthil kumar. Advanced Fixture Design for FMS. London: Springer-Verlag. 1995.
4. Wilson, F.W., Konecny, A.R., and Potthoff, W.J., Fundamentals of Tool Design, ASTME, Prentice-Hall, NJ. 1962.

6. Policies and assessment process of the academic discipline

Assessment methods and rating system of learning results assessment

Form of final term control – credit. 3 points of term mark equals to 1 point of final term mark

Table of assessment scores:

Assessment scale
(100 points)
(4 points)
90-100 Excellent А
82-89 Good B
75-81 C
67-74 Fair D
60-66 E
35-59 Poor FX
1-34 F
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