Jigs & Tools Design

GURUCAD has specialized in realisation of Jigs & Tools Projects for Airbus, Boeing and Lufthansa Technik as end-customers.

We are using Airbus methods (Handbuch 81T – Skeleton Method CATIA V5, CATIAV4 and ccd) and Boeing methods (use of skeleton method in CATIA V5, build of FEM simplified models, 2D DIN Drawings).

GURUCAD develops innovative Jigs & Tools for aerospace industry:

Robot technology with modular end-effectors (end-effectors for drilling and riveting composite structures)
Riveting tools and systems for large rivet systems (stationary or robot-guided)
Drilling, riveting and fastening tools (drilling masks, supports)
Assembly concepts jigs including simulation
Positioning systems
Highly flexible and fully automatic assembly/production lines
Simulation and testing devices
Feeding and handling of components
Service and maintenance tools
Machines and equipment for machining and finishing new materials (CFK and Glare)
Jigs for installation of large equipments inside the aircraft cabin
Jigs for assembling aircraft parts and assemblies
Transportation Jigs for air, sea & road transportation of aircraft sections, wings or vertical tail plane
Pressing tools
Welding and positioning jigs & fixtures
Clamping jigs for machining
Inspection jigs
Cutting jigs
CNC tooling
Machining fixtures

We are having also extensive experience in manufacturing this allow us to provide our customers with a reliable partner with deep technical and production know-how.

GURUCAD delivers in the area of Jigs & Tools Design:

3D Design by using aerospace standard CAD tools (Preliminary – Conceptual, Detail – Manufacturing Design)
3D Catalogs creation in CATIA V5/V4 or other CAD system for standard, profiles and company specific parts
3D Templates Catalogs creation in CATIA V5/V4 for intelligent Jigs & Tools components
2D drawings generation (manufacturing, assembly and installation drawings acc. aviation or customer standard – ISO/DIN)
Product Documentation (Technical Documentation)
Integration/Data Migration
Clash/clearance/segregation detection (automated via our suite of aerospace tools)
Visualization of entire Jigs & Tools assemblies(3D data reduction, merging of 3D data)
Release of complete 3D/2D/BOM inside customer PDM System (SAP, Primes, Enovia VPM, Taksy, Teamcenter, Smarteam)
Feasibility studies concerning different types of Jigs & Tools configurations and used materials
Design deviations creation
Implementation of weight reduction measures for Jigs & Tools structure (implementation of structural modifications acc. to FEM results)

For the Design Workpackages we conduct in-house, we use the following software:

GURUCAD Tools (CATIA V5 Power Copy for Primary/Secondary Structure, Clash/Visualization Tools, CATIA V5 macros/UDF…)
CATIA V5 and Q-Checker