Gages and Fixtures

Component Engineering offers custom gages, checking fixtures, and support options that ensure your finished products meet customer performance specifications and capture, analyze, and report variable data results.

Gages and Fixtures

Attribute Gages

Attribute gages measure part characteristics and either accept or reject the part based on accuracy.  These gages are typically used for applications using simple designs, and are an easy-to-use, reliable and cost-effective solution to confirm part accuracy.

Variable Gages

Variable gages work in a similar way to attribute gages with the added ability to collect variable data for specific part requirements.  We specialize in methods for hole location, hard to reach surface points and simple SPC points specified on the part print.

CMM Holding Fixtures

CMM holding fixtures provides a simple way to hold your part so that a CMM, coordinate measuring machine, can measure and confirm parts are within specifications and tolerances.  Provides a repeatable means of loading multiple parts, one at a time, to meet layout requirements.

Weld Fixtures

Weld fixtures provide a way to hold multiple parts in relationship to each other while they are being welded together.  Our fixtures are available as manual or pneumatic.  When weld fixtures leverage pneumatic components, optional sensors interact with the weld equipment to ensure parts are properly positioned for welding or confirming when parts are ready to unload.

Testing Fixtures

Vibration Fixtures – Lightweight fixtures that hold a part securely in its intended mounting position so resonant frequencies testing can be performed.

Environmental Fixtures – Lightweight fixtures that hold a part securely in its intended mounting position and are made from rust-proof materials.

Photometric Fixtures – Custom designed fixtures that hold a part securely in its intended mounting position and are coated with a non-reflective material.


As we rapidly expand our manufacturing in Michigan, we have looked for strong partners in the quality check industry. Component Engineering has stood out as a knowledgeable, customer-focused provider of quality solutions, and has demonstrated their commitment to our success by being a collaborative, flexible, timely, cost-conscious and technically savvy partner.

-Tesla Motors, Project Manager

Component Engineering and Herman Miller have a very good working relationship. They are good, creative and collaborative partners in gauge development, and have competitive prices and always meet or beat their timing.

-Herman Miller, Senior Engineer

We are closely partnered with Component Engineering. They have done a great job for us, and I would not hesitate to use them as they are innovative, practical, make quality gauges, and are easy to work with.

-Jireh Metal, Quality Manager