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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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MFG 422 - Jig and Fixtures Design

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2020

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 60
Course Description:
Students will learn specialized skills associated with the design and fabrication of work holding devices including jigs, fixtures, and other tools.


Computer Assisted Machining, MFG 320

Mode(s) of Instruction: online/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: This course offers an opportunity for students to earn Credit for Prior Learning for skills that they have brought with them to Iowa Central. For more information, please ask the instructor and see the Iowa Central Community College catalog.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): All assessments are common amongst all course sections

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Differentiate between jigs and fixtures
    • Analyze components and complexity needed in jigs and fixtures to produce accurate work pieces.
    • Differentiate the complexity needed with cost and volume of production
  • Distinguish design concepts with emphasis on design economics
    • Research different clamping options and their various uses
  • Demonstrate the correct use of primary, secondary, and tertiary locating
    • Determine how many locating points are needed and their location
  • Recognize basic jig and fixture components.
    • Define the types of drill bushings and their advantages and disadvantages
    • Define the role of gauges in jig and fixture building.

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