Aerospace Tooling Components & Fixtures: It’s In Our DNA

Carr Lane Manufacturing was founded in 1952 to produce industrial tooling components for the aerospace industry. Over half a century later, we’re still leading the aerospace parts manufacturing industry by utilizing our exceptional knowledge and expertise in manufacturing complex aerospace tooling components and fixtures for military aircraft, commercial aircraft and other aviation needs.

When you think of aircraft fittings, think of Carr Lane Mfg..

The Leading Aerospace Tooling Company

Carr Lane Mfg. is a pioneer in the aerospace industry, not only because of our decades of experience manufacturing  aerospace tooling components and fixtures, but also for setting the standard for today’s rigorous safety and design specifications of aerospace components. We have a wide selection of aerospace tooling components for your project requirements and custom applications.

For your next project, partner with the undisputed leader in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry and discover the difference our experience in the aerospace tooling business makes.

What Sets Carr Lane Mfg. Apart in the Aerospace Parts Industry?

With decades of experience serving the needs of commercial, private and military aviation, industry-leading parts variety and the ability to develop custom aerospace components, customers can count on Carr Lane Mfg.. We proudly provide:

An Experienced Name in Aerospace Tooling

Carr Lane Manufacturing has been supplying the aerospace industry for decades. Since 1952, we have been the preferred source of aerospace tooling components for well-known clients in the aviation industry.

An Extensive Aerospace Tooling Product Line

Carr Lane Manufacturing offers aerospace tooling specials such as UT, CTS and STD. We offer a full-line of aerospace tooling components, including aviation pins, aerospace bushings, aviation clamps among thousands of aerospace components.

Made To Order, Custom Aerospace Tooling Solutions

Can’t find the exact part you’re looking for in our aerospace tooling components catalog? Special items are always available from Carr Lane Manufacturing and we are more than happy to accommodate any request.

Consistent Aerospace Part Quality

As a leading aerospace tooling and manufacturing company, Carr Lane Manufacturing is the proud recipient of numerous aeronautic excellence awards and is ISO 9001 Certified.

Stock items in the aerospace tooling components collection from Carr Lane Manufacturing are designed to meet today’s rigorous military and aerospace industry specifications.

Aerospace Tooling Fixtures & Parts Made in the USA

Carr Lane Mfg. prides itself on the fact that a majority of our aerospace tooling components are made in the USA. This means our customers are receiving a high-quality part that is built to last and shipped fast from our domestic factories.  

Contact Carr Lane Mfg. Today to Learn More About Our Aerospace Tooling components, and browse the complete collection below!

New Aerospace Tooling Items

Floating Clamps
New Item!
  • Floating Clamps are position-flexible clamping devices. The top jaw and bottom jaw together provide a floating clamping point that adjusts to the workpiece before locking, to prevent deformation. 
  • These combination clamp/supports are often used in conjunction with primary locators and clamps, providing additional support points to reduce machining vibration.
  • Floating Clamps are especially useful for clamping ribbed or flanged castings and other larger parts.
  • For custom applications, the standard upper clamping jaw supplied can be replaced by a special clamping jaw.
DropZero™ Modular Zero-Point System
New Item!
  • Our new DropZero Modular Zero-Point System enables you to completely machine a workpiece in one setup, significantly reducing setup time and fixturing costs. 
  • With a few quick turns of a wrench, DropZero clamping modules locate, support, and securely clamp the workpiece from underneath, providing full machining access to 5 sides.
  • Clamping modules can be mounted exactly where required, anywhere on the fixture plate. These modules fit perfectly on all of Carr Lane’s 1/2” and 5/8” modular tooling plates and blocks, but can also be used with non-modular tooling.
  • Clamping modules elevate the workpiece for machine-spindle clearance, and are stackable for extra height.
Captive Locating Screws with Hand Knob
These Locating Screws feature an integral hand knob to allow for tightening by hand. Use these aerospace tooling components for locating and clamping or clamping alone by selecting the appropriate screw length. Captive Locating Screws with Hand Knobs are available in thread sizes from ¼-20 to ½-13. Made in America.
Headed Slotted Locator Bushings (Press Fit)
  • These aerospace bushings can be used with numerous alignment pins and locating pins to align two holes without binding. 
  • The Press Fit Precision Bushing has a tight tolerance in one direction and full perpendicular relief, providing more resistance to axial loads. The head can be left exposed, or recessed by counterboring the installation hole. 
  • Available for pin diameters from 3/16 to 1/2". Made in USA.
Captive Locating Screws
  • Use these Captive Locating Screws for locating and clamping or just clamping by selecting the appropriate screw length. 
  • Featuring a precision-ground body, these American-Made aerospace bushing’s spring clip snaps into the body’s radial groove when in a fully retractable position.
  •  Available in thread sizes from ¼-20 to ½-13. Made in America.
ON-SIZE® Bushings for Bullet-Nose Dowels
Head & Headless Types Available
  • ON-SIZE® Bushings are made from Invar 36, a 36% nickel-iron alloy that has an extremely low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion.
  • Invar material is particularly useful in applications where minimum thermal expansion and high dimensional stability is required. 
  • Useful in high temperature applications up to 750°F (400°C), these products will maintain their size and accuracy even under heat-cool multiple cycles.
Captive Jig Pins
New Item!

Similar to a standard Jig Pin, except that the pin body is positively retained in a locking bushing. In fully retracted position, the bushing's spring clip snaps into the pin's groove. This holds the pin fully retracted by spring force and positively prevents removal. Spring pressure also holds the pin in intermediate extended positions, an advantage especially if the fixture is turned upside down. Like standard jig pins, Captive Jig Pins have an integral shoulder to keep the handle raised. Available in pin diameters from 3/16 to 1/2". Made in USA.

The complete assemblies listed below include a Captive Jig Pin, Locking-Pin Bushing, and Lockscrew. Choice of standard or long bushing in most sizes, for installation in thinner or thicker plates. Locking-Pin Bushings are designed to press fit in a standard reamed hole, and can be further secured with the included Lockscrew to positively hold the bushing in place.