A fitting example of practical precision tooling using advanced metrology

Hockley Pattern & Tool, Halesowen, England, is an example of a company dedicated to the art and science of making perfect tooling.

This article is about how Hockley builds and verifies advanced tooling. Form tooling and fixturing as a manufacturing concept has spanned the ages and today remains the foundation for many advanced parts, including the cockpit canopy for the most advanced aviation platform ever created—the F-35 fighter jet.

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