ACE designs all of our tools. Tools are armatures and positioning devices used in the alignment of sections of a part during manufacturing. The are also used to confirm exact locations of holes to be drilled, radii and the physical characteristics of specific shapes. Tools and fixtures are developed using 3D software which renders them in-position on a model of the final part. Manufacturing engineers then manipulate the design to adjust how and where the tool interfaces with the unique part.
Making these adjustments and design changes on-screen saves valuable time and resources, in that a final prototype tool is as close to final as possible, without the need for multiple physical adjustments and newly manufactured elements of the tool.