Streamlined and Effective Jig and Fixture Design Solutions

In automotive manufacturing, the Body in White (BIW) stage involves welding together sheet metal components to form the vehicle's main structure. Various welding techniques, including robotic welding, laser brazing, MIG welding, MAG welding, spot welding, and riveting, are used with the assistance of jigs and fixtures to ensure precise alignment of all components. Once the BIW process is finished, the vehicle can undergo painting and the installation of major components such as the engine, chassis, and trim.

Experience the expertise of our BIW fixture design experts. With our comprehensive robotic simulation services, we deliver designs that optimize efficiency and ensure exceptional reliability.

Body in White Design and Detailing Services

  • Complete automotive body shell welding fixtures
  • Geo Station Re-Spot
  • Prototype and series production welding fixture design
  • Framing stations for side body
  • Checking and Setting fixture design
  • Hemming fixture design
  • Weld Gun foul analysis
  • Robotic Gripper customization
  • 2D drafting, detailing, and 3D concept designing
  • Bill of material generating
  • Equipment for assembly
  • Equipment for process confirmation
  • Conveyors and shuttle systems

Related Service: Robotics Simulation for BIW

PMI is a provider of robotics simulation solutions tailored for the automotive industry. Our services are crafted to enhance the Body in White process, empowering manufacturers, OEMs, and suppliers. Our services help to streamline operations, minimize cycle times, and boost production efficiency. Featuring an extensive suite of user-friendly software solutions, including robot path planning, motion analysis, collision detection, and error handling, we seamlessly integrate with existing systems for hassle-free implementation.

Robotics simulation enhances the effectiveness of jigs and fixtures in Body in White automotive manufacturing. It enables engineers to test and refine designs prior to physical construction, resulting in cost savings and increased efficiency. By identifying potential issues early on and analyzing structural integrity, simulation facilitates the development of more effective and innovative solutions.

BIW Fixture Design Process

  1. Discovery: Collaborate closely with the client's team to comprehend their specific needs and ensure our jig and fixture designs align perfectly with their requirements.
  2. Preliminary Draft: Meticulously follow specifications to create precise and efficient jig and fixture designs, facilitating seamless draft reviews.
  3. Visualize in 3D: Transforming the 2D drafts into immersive 3D visualizations, allowing clients to examine mechanical parts and understand system functionality in intricate detail.
  4. Quality Control: Conduct comprehensive qualitative analysis of the fixture design, meticulously verifying compliance with requirements. Additionally, provide cost estimates, fabrication details, and a comprehensive bill of materials.
  5. Deliverables: Once the design execution is verified, securely deliver the final deliverables through our reliable FTP servers.

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PMC Engineering Design Advantages

Quality Assurance (QA)

  • Experienced team of engineers and designers with extensive industry expertise
  • Internationally recognized and certified processes ensure top-quality deliverables
  • In-depth knowledge of global regulations and standards to ensure compliance
  • Comprehensive engineering services tailored to meet diverse requirements
  • An abundance of talented resources with diverse skill sets
  • Flexible resource allocation to accommodate ad-hoc demands


  • Optimized business processes
  • Adaptable schedules
  • Easily expandable resources
  • Cost-effective approaches
  • Committed customer support


  • Exceptional data management capabilities
  • Strong and reliable technology governance
  • Smooth and efficient information sharing
  • Expert-level IT support and assistance


Growth Potential

  • Enhanced operational efficiency in back-office processes
  • Adaptability to diverse client cultures for effective collaboration
  • Substantial cost savings in engineering and technology, up to 20-30%
  • Enabling in-house teams to prioritize core business development
  • Expanded bidding capacity for clients with lower engineering costs and timely deliveries
  • Establishment of dependable and productive partnerships

Our Team

Our skilled team of engineers and designers excel in developing fixtures that are optimized for superior efficiency, accuracy, and reliability. By leveraging simulation techniques, we guarantee that our fixtures meet precise specifications. Our comprehensive robotic simulation services provide in-depth analysis, optimizing robotic systems for optimal speed, accuracy, and safety. Trust us to deliver your BIW Fixture & Tooling Design and Robotic Simulation projects punctually and within budget.

Frequently Asked Questions for BIW

What does BIW stand for in the context of manufacturing?
In manufacturing, BIW stands for Body in White. It refers to the stage in the production process where the vehicle's body structure is assembled without any exterior panels or components. During this phase, the vehicle's skeletal framework is constructed using various techniques such as welding, riveting, and bonding. The Body in White serves as the foundation for the vehicle's structural integrity and provides the necessary strength and support for the final assembly. Once the BIW stage is completed, the vehicle moves on to subsequent manufacturing processes, including painting, interior installation, and final assembly.
What is the meaning of BIW in the automotive industry?
In the automotive industry, BIW stands for Body in White. It refers to the stage in the manufacturing process where the vehicle's body structure is assembled but has not yet been painted or fitted with the final components such as the engine, interior, or electrical systems. The BIW stage involves joining individual stamped metal panels, such as the roof, doors, hood, and trunk, to form the basic framework of the vehicle. This phase is critical as it sets the foundation for the overall strength, rigidity, and safety of the vehicle's structure. Once the BIW assembly is complete, it undergoes further processes such as painting, welding, and final assembly to create the finished automobile.
In automotive manufacturing, how are jigs and fixtures utilized?
Jigs and fixtures play a crucial role in automotive manufacturing processes. They are used to enhance efficiency, precision, and repeatability during various stages of production. Jigs are devices that hold and guide tools, workpieces, or components in a fixed position, ensuring accurate assembly or machining operations. They help reduce human errors and ensure consistent results. Fixtures, on the other hand, are specialized tools or equipment that securely hold workpieces in place during manufacturing processes such as welding, drilling, or milling. They provide stability, alignment, and support to ensure accurate and standardized production. Both jigs and fixtures contribute to improved quality control, increased productivity, and reduced manufacturing costs in the automotive industry.

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