H. H. Mercer has been designing and building
fixturing and tooling since the beginning in
When a new machine tool is
purchased the next step is to build fixturing
so that the machine tool can be placed on the
plant floor and manufacture parts.
H. H. Mercer has been building
tooling and fixturing for years. We have
the design and manufacturing capabilities that
allow us to take your concept or part from
idea to working fixture.
We want to support your
machine tool by building you the best fixture
based upon engineered designs and quality manufacturing.
One of the
more recent applications we have developed is
the use of Vacuum for fixturing.
Machining with vacuum is a foreign concept to
many in the industry. Vacuum is often
overlooked as a viable work holding
solution. With measurements in inches of
Mercury, mbar and torr many people don't
understand Vacuum or feel its usefulness is
limited to the physics lab.
an effort to support the logistical needs of a
Government Contractor that was responsible for
the supply of all the conventional bomb fuses
in the recent Iraq War was faced with a
problem to increase production for the war
Mercer was approached about the design and
manufacture of a fixture to help increase
production of one particular bomb fuse that
was in great demand. The government had
increased orders 6 fold over previous years
and they had shortened delivery times.
To meet the demand of the war effort there was
no time to purchase and bring in new machine
tools to increase production.
H. Mercer took existing machine tools then
designed and built fixturing to increase
production. H. H. Mercer built Pneumatic
fixtures to handle the increased speed and requirements
as specified by the contractor.
the concept and incorporating new tooling
changes and techniques along with dedicated
and engineered fixtures we were able to reduce
machine time per part and increase production
exponentially. When the dust settled and
it was all said and done, H. H. Mercer had
introduced new tooling and fixturing that
allowed the machine to operate faster than the
supply of machine parts could be supplied and
removed from the machine.
H. Mercer was approached by a high speed
drilling and tapping machine tool manufacturer
to produce fixturing for some machine tools
that were to be delivered to Mexico.
These machine tools were going to be put into
a automotive parts manufacturing facility to
produce 63,000 parts per day.
with both the end user and the machine tool
supplier, H. H. Mercer took a concept from
idea thru design to finished product and
delivered a working fixture on time and on
One requirement of this
project was that the fixture needed operate
1000's of times per day and hundred thousands
of times per year. For reliability we
choose to use Hydraulics as the power source
for this fixture.
H. Mercer designed and manufactured this
fixture and it is still operating today.
Chances are if you drive a vehicle from one of
the Big Three and it has a cruise control you
have a part in your vehicle that was
manufactured on a fixture we designed and
manufacturing incorporating more technology it
has become intergraded in all most every
aspect of the manufacturing process.
These are all areas
that H. H. Mercer has worked hand in hand with
the customer to produce quality machined
products and fixtures.
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