Benefits of AMT

Fast parts fixturing, rapid tool development, simplified machining and fast assembly make American Modular Tooling an ideal addition to lean, efficient methods of manufacturing. Every element is designed for maximum efficiency and cross-system adaptability. Components are available individually, in pre-configured kits or as complete, custom fixtures designed and built to your part print.

Advantage of AMT vs. Conventional Fixtures

The shortened time frame for design and assembly of AMT fixtures allows a more comfortable window for any changes that may come up. Everything except custom machined nets can be reused to update a model run or to build an entirely new fixture.

Manufacturing and Engineering Advantages

  • Facility Usage, 48% less
  • Lead Time, 60% less
  • Tooling Costs, 44% less
  • Tooling Labor, 60% less
  • Tool Design Costs, 50% less
  • Equipment Needs, 70% less
  • Reusable Material, 70% less

Assembly Advantages

  • Assembly Labor, 70% less
  • Through-put Increase, 45% more
  • Accuracy of Assemblies, 80% greater
  • Periodic Inspection, 50% less
  • Reconfigurability, endless
  • Modularity, endless
  • Rapid Engineering Changes, endless

Other Advantages

  • Fewer corrosion problems due to hard coat aluminum
  • Lower shipping costs due to lower weight
  • Faster setup at customers site
  • Good ROI on leasing tool (70% reusable)
  • Can be used at a temporary tool to make a production schedule
  • Less space required for storage
  • Minimal maintenance requirements
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made in America

Material Properties of AMT Components

AMT “Commercial Grade” Extruded Profiles and Locators.

  • 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • KSI Tensile: 47,000 PSI
  • KSI Yield: 40,000 PSI
  • Hard Coat Anodize Finish
  • Elongation Factor: 8%

AMT “Professional Grade” Extruded Profiles and Locators

  • 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • KSI Tensile: 75,000 PSI
  • KSI Yield: 68,000 PSI
  • Hard Coat Anodize Finish
  • Elongation Factor: 6%

AMT “Special Duty” Extruded Profiles

  • 6082-T6 special blend aluminum
  • KSI Tensile: 45,000 PSI
  • KSI Yield: 30,000 PSI
  • Hard Coat Anodize Finish
  • Elongation Factor: 4.5 – 5.5%

AMT “Special Duty” Cast Products

  • 319, 0-T5 Sand Case
  • KSI Tensile: 30,000 PSI
  • KSI Yield: 26,000 PSI
  • Hard Coat Anodize Finish
  • Elongation Factor: 1.5%

AMT Connection Elements

  • 2024-T6
  • KSI Tensile: 69,000 PSI
  • KSI Yield: 57,000 PSI
  • Hard Coat Anodize Finish
  • Elongation Factor: 10%
AMT ProductMaterialKSI TensileKSI YieldHard Coat AnodizeElongation Factor
Commercial Grade Profiles & Locators6061-T6 Aluminum47,000 PSI40,000 PSIYes8%
Professional Grade Profiles & Locators7075-T6 Aluminum78,000 PSI68,000 PSIYes6%
Special Duty Profiles6082-T6 Aluminum45,000 PSI30,000 PSIYes4.5 – 5.5%
Special Duty Cast Products319, 0T Sand Cast30,000 PSI26,000 PSIYes1.5%
Connection Elements2024-T669,000 PSI57,000 PSIYes10%