Aerotech-Americas-2019

Aerospace Tooling Is In Carr Lane Manufacturing's DNA

When you think of aircraft fittings, think Carr Lane Manufacturing. 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 parts for military aircraft, commercial aircraft, and other aviation needs. 

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. 

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The following sets Carr Lane apart from other aerospace tooling manufacturers:

EXPERIENCED: 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 aeropace industry. 

EXTENSIVE AEROSPACE 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 AEROSPACE TOOLING COMPONENTS: 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 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.

High quality stock items in the aerospace tooling components collection from Carr Lane Manufacturing meet today's rigorous military and aerospace industry specifications. 

See These In-Demand Aerospace Tooling Items at PNAA!

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 forgings, ribbed or flanged castings, and other larger parts.

To initiate clamping, push the Floating Clamp downward, then immediately swing the jaws into clamping position. The clamping jaws will automatically rise so that the bottom jaw contacts the workpiece with a light spring force. Next, tighten the top hex nut 11 ft-lbs minimum to 22 ft-lbs maximum, depending on the support load capacity desired. During the tightening process, the workpiece is clamped and simultaneously supported.

For custom applications, the standard upper clamping jaw supplied can be replaced by a special clamping jaw.
ON-SIZE® Bushings for Bullet-Nose Dowels
Available in Head and Headless Models!

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.

The precision bushings shown here are used with Bullet-Nose Dowels to align two pieces of a fixture. The bushing's ID and OD are concentric to within .0003" TIR. Available for pin diameters 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, and 1/2" (6, 8, 10, and 12mm in metric). Made in USA.
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.
Captive Locating Screws with Hand Knob
New item!

These Captive Locating Screws have an integral hand knob for tightening by hand. Captive Locating Screws can be used for locating and clamping, or for clamping only, by selecting the appropriate screw length. The locating screw's precision-ground body is positively retained in a locking bushing. In fully retracted position, the bushing's spring clip snaps into the body's radial groove. This holds the screw fully retracted by spring force and positively prevents removal. Spring pressure also holds the screw in intermediate extended positions, an advantage especially if the fixture is turned upside down. Available in thread sizes from 1/4-20 to 1/2-13 (M6 to M12 in metric). Made in USA.

The complete assemblies listed below include a Captive Locating Screw, 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.
Captive Clamping Pins with Knurled Knob
New item!

These Captive Clamping Pins have a knurled knob for tightening by hand and a pin body that is positively retained in a locking bushing. In fully retracted position, the bushing’s spring clip snaps into the pin’s radial groove. This holds the pin fully retracted by spring force. These pins also incorporate a positive thread stop (the .10”-long unthreaded portion with a square shoulder, above the threads) to positively prevent screwing the pin past the spring clip. Spring pressure also holds the pin in intermediate extended positions, an advantage especially if the fixture is turned upside down. Available in fine-thread sizes from #10-32 to 3/8-24. Made in USA.
Captive Locating Screws
Now also available in metric!

Captive Locating Screws can be used for locating and clamping, or for clamping only, by selecting the appropriate screw length. The locating screw's precision-ground body is positively retained in a locking bushing. In fully retracted position, the bushing's spring clip snaps into the body's radial groove. This holds the screw fully retracted by spring force and positively prevents removal. Spring pressure also holds the screw in intermediate extended positions, an advantage especially if the fixture is turned upside down. Available in thread sizes from 1/4-20 to 1/2-13 (M6 to M12 in metric). Made in USA.

The complete assemblies listed below include a Captive Locating Screw, 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.
LIFE-EX® Round & Diamond Pins
Now available with LIFE-EX® coating!

Popular sizes of Round & Diamond Pins are now available with our proprietary LIFE-EX coating. This PVD coating is very hard, abrasion resistant, and slippery, resulting in a component that has a longer lifecycle for high-production applications. This extended lifecycle allows these items to remain in production longer with less need for replacement than standard uncoated items.

Round & Diamond Pins are precision locating pins with a chamfered tip for easy part loading, and a shoulder to resist downward forces – important advantages over standard dowel pins. One Round Pin and one Diamond Pin are often used together to locate from two machined holes in a workpiece, or to align two pieces of a fixture, without binding. Diamond pins are relieved, to locate only in 1 axis. Head and shank diameters are concentric to within .0005" TIR. Made in USA.
Headed Slotted Locator Bushings (Press Fit)
Now also available in stainless steel!

Slotted Locator Bushings can be used with many types of alignment pins and locating pins to align two holes without binding. Precision bushing with a tight tolerance in one direction and full relief in the perpendicular direction. This headed version provides 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" diameter. Optionally available in hardened 440C stainless steel. Made in USA.
L Pins, T Pins, and Jig Pins
Proudly made in the USA, Carr Lane L Pins, T Pins and Jig Pins feature a precision-ground pin diameter for accurately aligning holes. L Pins and T Pins are removable locating pins with a sturdy assembly, featuring a handle end with a small hole for attaching optional cable. Both L Pins and T Pins are available in various diameters and pin lengths. Jig Pins are similar to L Pins and T Pins but feature an integral shoulder to keep the handle raised. Carr Lane also offers locking L Pins and T Pins featuring a lockscrew designed to positively hold bushings into place. Locking Pin Bushings, Captive Jig Pins and Shoulder Pins are also included in this category. 
Cable Assemblies
Cable Assemblies are ideal for attaching removable alignment pins and other tooling components. High-strength stranded wire cable with a green nylon coating. These versatile attachment cables are available with various loops, Cable Rings, Terminals, and Cable Tabs. Most cable-assembly types are available in all four standard cable diameters, in steel and stainless steel.
Ball Lock Pins
Ball Lock Pins are high-strength, quick-release alignment pins with a precision ground shank. The standard single-acting type shown here is positive locking until released by pushing the button, which moves the center spindle forward to allow the locking balls to retract. This type offers the widest selection of sizes, with a choice of four handle styles – T, L, Button (B), and Ring (R). Made in USA.

Available in shank diameters from 3/16 to 1" (5 to 20mm in metric), in alloy steel or stainless steel. Each diameter is available in standard grip lengths up to 6" (150mm in metric), most in stock for same-day shipment. Special and longer grip lengths are quickly made to order.
Expanding Pins
Carr Lane Expanding Pins are precision alignment pins that expand to provide the highest tolerance alignment of two holes. These Expanding Pins are an assembly of female split bushings separated by male segments, all on a center spindle, that expands when drawn together. The assembly of these Expanding Alignment Pins provides excellent shear strength, comparable to a solid pin. Expanding Alignment Pins are offered with a cam handle or hex head, available in standard pin diameters from ¼ to 3/4” in several available lengths. Carr Lane Expanding Pins are proudly made in the USA.