Hutchinson Manufacturing Inc (HMI) has made tremendous strides in its weld tooling technology in recent years to meet the precision weldment demands of the energy, nuclear, and defense industries. Using Bluco™ Modular Fixturing with its wide array of specialty indicating arms, clamps, radial indicators, right-angle consoles and precision spacers to accurately locate weldment components in real 2D or 3D space to meet our customer specifications.
With this technologically-advanced modular tooling, HMI can assemble the fixturing model required to meet the customer’s engineered specifications for weld layout dimensions with near-exact repeatability. Modular tooling means less up-front hard-tooling and fixturing costs, improved accuracy, and no storage needed between contract production runs to store bulky fixturing. Once a modular fixture is designed, assembled, and documented, it can easily be disassembled and reassembled, maximizing production run time efficiencies, saving costs in the long run.
HMI has acquired a Laser Positioning system to work hand in hand with our Bluco™ Modular Fixturing to accurately place components in three dimensional space with an accuracy to 0.010″.
Weld Tooling Capabilities:
- 2D and 3D weldment layouts
- Near-exact repeatability due to Bluco Tooling precision
- Easy setup and teardown – minimizing setup time
- Minimized tooling costs – no large, bulky weld fixtures required