Manufacturing of assembly and test fixture for pipelines is based on the electronic models and continuous applications of information technologies

Theoretical engineering. Mechanical engineering


Poroshchay K. S.


This article describes new design and manufacturing technology of assembly, weld and test fixture of pipelines, based on modern information technology in pipeline manufacturing for prod-ucts. The aim of the project is to reduce the preparation time for production of pipelines, material consumption and labor costs, increase accuracy of fixture. Fixture is made of the simple parts, which are produced on the laser center and lathe. As-sembling of fixture comes down to a simple attaching of details. Ease of manufacture and low cost materials provide high economic efficiency of fixture. A key feature of the project is reference-free method of pipelines manufacture and manufac-turing technology of fixture, which does not require of tangible medium dimensions (working sam-ple and reference pipelines). This will significantly improve the quality of fixture and precision pipeline, save material and labor resources by 1.5 - 3 times, and reduce manufacturing time of fix-ture by 1.5-2 times.


fixture; 3D model; pipeline; reference pipeline.

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