Arrow Engineering was founded in 1963 as a contract engineering service specializing in special jigs and fixtures required for holding close tolerances in complex aircraft parts using machinery of the day. Every operation was presented to the spindle. The fixture did the work of today's multiple axis machines.
Workholding Fixtures today are no less complicated, in fact with the increased capabilities of modern machinery has come an increased demand for innovative and high quality workholding. Pressure to do more with less drives us to be better than our competition.
Arrow Engineering has a wide variety of customers which means that we see a wide variety parts. When choosing an engineering partner to develop your next custom workholding fixture, consider our experience. We’ve designed fixtures for parts from the size of a golf ball to a golf bag, including one for a golf club.
Arrow Engineering has been designing fixtures since 1963. We produce a wide variety of both manual and hydraulic fixtures to hold an even wider variety of forged, cast, die cast and machined parts. Our fixtures are used in horizontal and vertical applications, in pallet pools, and in robotically "manned" cells. We have tools in over 20 states and 4 countries.
Fixtures aren’t just used to machine parts they’re also used to inspect parts. Inspection fixtures are used at the machine on the CMM or on the surface plate. While an inspection fixture doesn’t have to be designed to withstand the rigor of the manufacturing process it does follow the same principles of location, support and stabilization.
Arrow Engineering will also machine your parts to your specifications. “Build to Print” jobs make us better fixture builders and building fixtures make us better at making your parts to print. Not only do we have the right machine for your part, we have the right quality plan to produce your part the same way every time.
Arrow Engineering became ISO Certified in 2008 but we have a history of supplying quality products that precedes this official designation. ISO Certification has helped automate our quality while the company grows. Quality encompasses a good business from sales through delivery of the finished product. At Arrow Engineering our quality manager is involved in all facets of business including sales, processing, inventory, maintenance, record keeping and shipping.