Aerospace Tooling is in Our 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.

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 aerospace 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. 

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.

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.
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.

Pull-down studs must be fastened to the underside of the workpiece. Most setups require one zero-point stud (for primary two-axis location), one diamond stud (for single-axis location), and one or more floating studs (for additional support and clamping without location).
Captive Jig Pins
These American-Made aerospace tooling components are similar to standard jig pins and feature a pin body positively retained in a locking bushing. When fully retracted, the bushing’s spring clip snaps into the pin’s groove. Captive Jig Pins are available in pin diameters from 3/16” to 1/2”.
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.

Standard Items

L Pins, T Pins, and Jig Pins
Carr Lane’s L, T & Jig Pins are trusted in the aerospace industry, featuring 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. L & T Pins featuring a lockscrew design are also available. Proudly made in the USA. 
Clamping Pins
Depending on the screw length selected and your aerospace tooling needs, Carr Lane Clamping Pins can be used for locating and clamping or clamping alone. These clamping pins are available in several different thread sizes to meet the demands of any complex project. Locking Clamping pins are also available. 
Slotted Locator Bushings
Use Carr Lane Slotted Locator Bushings with many types of alignment pins and locating pins to align two holes without binding. These precision aerospace bushings have a tight tolerance in one direction and full relief in the perpendicular direction. Carr Lane offers a large assortment of Slotted Locator bushings and other aerospace fittings in its online catalog, including Press Fit, Knurled, Headed and Template bushing varieties. Choose the aerospace fittings in a variety of pin diameters. Made in America.
Ball Lock Pins
Carr Lane’s high-strength, quick-release Ball Lock Pins feature a precision ground shank, and are positive locking until released by pushing the button which moves the center spindle forward to allow locking balls to retract. These aerospace components are available in a variety of types, including Heavy-Duty, Adjustable, Marine and Double Acting. Proudly made in the USA. 
Expanding Pins
In a complex industry like aerospace, Carr Lane Expanding Pins provide exceptional precision and the highest tolerance alignment of two holes. Carr Lane Expanding Pins provide excellent shear strength, comparable to a solid pin. Available with a cam handle or hex head, these expanding aerospace pins are available in standard pin diameters from ¼” to ¾”. Made in America.
Carr Lane offers a wide assortment of cable assemblies for attaching removable alignment pins and other tooling components. These high-strength, stranded wire nylon coated cable assemblies are built for the aerospace industry – available in a variety of sizes, lengths and materials. Carr Lane also offers heavy-duty crimping tools made from steel with plastic handgrips.  
Construction Balls
Now available in Stainless Steel!

In the aerospace industry, precision matters. Carr Lane Construction Balls provide that and more. Use these Construction Balls as a reference point for critical inspection, layout and machining operations. These precision tooling balls are available in Shoulder and Adjustable Types with Pads and Covers also available. Made in the USA. 
Swivel Hoist Rings
These are the original safety-engineered hoist rings. Carr Lane Swivel Hoist Rings pivot 180 degrees and swivel 360 degrees simultaneously to allow lifting from any direction. These hoist rings are available in inch or metric threads with load capacities up to 100,000 lbs. with a choice of bolt length. Smaller Swivel Hoist Rings with a capacity up to 10,000 lbs. are available with a long ring, providing extra reach and the use of larger lift hooks. Made in America.
Toggle Clamps
Carr Lane offers an industry-leading line of heavy-duty toggle clamps including horizontal-handle toggle clamps, vertical-handle toggle clamps, push/pull toggle clamps, toggle edge clamps, latch-action toggle clamps, toggle pliers, air-powered toggle clamps and a complete line of toggle clamp accessories. Carr Lane toggle clamps are proudly made in the USA.
Toggle Pliers
Toggle Pliers combine a squeezing motion with a toggle action. They provide a quick-acting alternative to screw-tightened C clamps. These clamps incorporate either one or two threaded spindles to precisely set clamping thickness.
Adhesive Bonded Fasteners
This unique system of fasteners is designed to be adhesively bonded to almost any substrate – metal, plastic, or composite. This wide range of fasteners includes studs, floating nut plates, and lanyard mounts. The heart of this fastener system is our WELD MOUNT® No-Slide Adhesive, which is specifically formulated to be used with our adhesively bonded fasteners. This unique structural adhesive is a high-strength, high-viscosity methacrylate with incredible strength in both tension and shear, designed to hold any of our adhesively bonded fasteners without sliding or sagging, even on a vertical or overhead surface, with no need for fixturing.
Quick-Change Bushing Handles
New item!

Quick-Change Bushing Handles are ready to hold any Slip/Fixed Renewable Drill Bushing in a choice of three OD sizes – 3/16, 5/16, or 1/2”. These comfortable, high-quality handles provide convenient handling and extra support when using a portable drill motor. A Un-A-Lok liner bushing permanently installed in the handle provides excellent wear resistance and quick bushing changes. The handle is provided with a hole in the end for cable attachment. Carr Lane Quick-Change Bushing Handles are proudly made in the USA and are designed to improve quality and efficiency for your tooling applications.
Quick-Ship Drill Bushings
Quick-Ship Drill Bushings are popular bushing sizes that we do our best to keep in stock and ready for same-day shipment 100% of the time. These bushings include most common ID drill sizes.