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American Modular Tooling


What Can You Do with American Modular Tooling?

Work Holding! From the smallest to the largest, the most simple to the most complex, American Modular Tooling can hold virutally any part in any position required by the job at hand. Base Plates, Hollows, Special Duty components, locating and clamping elements, connection elements, tools, storage and fixturing kits all make American Modular Tooling a great addition to lean, efficient methods of high accuracy framing and manufacturing.

Who Can Use American Modular Tooling?
  • Clay Studios

  • Pre-prototype

  • Prototype

  • Weld

  • Production Checking Fixtures

  • Production Assembly

  • Layout Workholding

  • CMM Workholding

  • Inspection Workholding

  • Assembly

  • Drill Templates

  • Any Industry that requires precise workholding.

What Can You Build with American Modular Tooling?


  • CMM Holding Fixtures

  • Assembly Fixtures

  • Welding Fixtures

  • Body Stacks

  • Cube Ups

  • Checking Fixtures

  • Production Fixtures

Gauging Fixtures

  • Attribute Gages

  • SPC / Indicators

  • Hand Apply

  • Master Buck with Attributes

  • Check Rails

Work Holding

  • Drill Templates

  • Assembly

  • Maintenance

  • Trim

  • Rivet

  • Clay Studio Armatures

  • Pre-prototype and Prototype

American Modular Tooling fixture
Why American Modular Tooling?
  • Reuse Components

  • Save Money

  • Save Time

  • Save the Environment

  • Design improvements over other systems

  • High quality raw materials (see below)

  • High accuracy

  • Environmentally sound

  • Made in the USA

Fast parts fixturing, rapid tool development, simplified machining and fast assembly make American Modular Tooling an ideal addition to the worldwide movement to lean, efficient methods of manufacturing. Every element has been designed for maximum efficiency and cross-system adaptability. Components are available individually, in kits or as custom fixtures designed and built per your part print.

Benefits of the American Modular Tooling System

Manufacturing and Engineering:

  • Facility Usage: 48% Less

  • Lead Time: 60% Less

  • Tooling Costs: 44% Less

  • Tooling Labor: 60% Less

  • Tool Design Costs: 50% Less

  • Equipment Needs: 70% Less

  • Reuseable Material: 70% Reuseable

Manufacturing and Assembly:

  • Assembly Labor: 70% Less

  • Through-put Increase: 45% More

  • Accuracy of Assemblies: 80% Greater

  • Periodic Inspection: 50% Less

  • Reconfigurable: Endless

  • Modularity: Endless

  • Rapid Engineering Changes: Endless


Other Benefits:

  • Fewer corrosion problems due to hard coat aluminum

  • Lower shipping costs due to lighter weight

  • Faster setup at customers facility

  • Good ROI on leasing of tool (70% reuseable)

  • Can be used as temporary tool to make production schedule

  • Less space required for storage

  • Minimal maintenance requirements

  • Environmentally correct

Material Properties of American Modular Tooling Components:

AMT "Construction Grade" Extruded Profiles and Locators

  • 6061-T6, Temper 6

  • KSI Tensile: 47,000 PSI

  • KSI Yield: 40,000 PSI

  • Hard Coat Anodized

  • Elongation Factor: 8%

AMT "Special Duty" Extruded Profiles

  • 6082-T6, Temper 6, Special Blend

  • KSI Tensile: 45,000 PSI

  • KSI Yield: 30,000 PSI

  • Hard Coat Anodize

  • Elongation Factor: 6.5 to 7.5%

AMT Connection Elements

  • 2024-T6

  • KSI Tensile: 69,000 PSI

  • KSI Yield: 57,000 PSI

  • Hard Coat Anodized

  • Elongation Factor: 10%

AMT "Professional Grade" Extruded Profiles and Locators

  • 7075-T6, Temper 6

  • KSI Tensile: 78,000 PSI

  • KSI Yield: 68,000 PSI

  • Hard Coat Anodized

  • Elongation Factor: 6%

AMT "Special Duty" Cast Products

  • 319, 0-T5 Sand Cast

  • KSI Tensile: 30,000 PSI

  • KSI Yield: 26,000 PSI

  • Hard Coat Anodized

  • Elongation Factor: 1.5%

Partial Client List:

Accuride, Allison Engine, Behr Industries, BMW, Boeing, Briggs and Stratton, Chrysler, Dayco Products, Delphi Automotive, General Motors Corporation, General Motors Design Staff, Getrag Gears, Hewlett Packard, Honda, ITT Bell and Gossett, John Deere, Magna International, McDonnell Douglas, Mercedes, Mercury Marine, MP Components,New Holland Canada, Nissan Motors, Pratt Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Siemens and hundreds more.

As you can see by our partial client list, we've proven the value of experience. Craftsmanship, pride and quality are not lost on us. We possess a keen understanding of both standard and unconventional fixture design and fabrication and apply a wealth of knowledge to accomplishing difficult tasks. We will bring new life and enthusiasm to your projects using the American Modular Tooling fixturing system.

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