Design and Build Precision, Robust Tooling in Half the Time

A unique, patented technology that offers 80% reduction in tooling costs, 50% reduction in lead times, and significant reduction in tooling modification costs and project delays – per 3rd party studies.

What is BoxJoint™?

The BoxJoint™ system is an arrangement of tubes and joints, which together form a framework. There are no welds between the connecting pieces in the system, instead the parts are fixed together using the force of friction. Dowel Pins can be used to mechanically lock the system.

HBOX™ units are used to join standard tubes to form the framework of the jig. The framework is set to a loose tolerance facilitating a quick assembly process and the use of standard low cost beams. The final accurate interface between the jig and the component is achieved through adjustable HFLAG™ and HSHIMBOX™ units.

Key Components


HBOX™ creates a structure fast by utilizing off-the-shelf aluminum, steel, or carbon fiber beams joined with plates and bolts. Bolts are pulled to a high torque to give a rigid friction joint, equal in stiffness to a weld. HBOX™ eliminates welding and stress reliving on jig frames.


HFLAG™ is a 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) index that is manually adjusted then locked when the desired location is reached. Standard end-effectors are available for clamps, rest pads, round (4 way), and slotted (2 way) bushings. HFLAG™ eliminates expensive, custom-made risers, locators, shims, etc.


HSHIMBOX™ technology enables users to integrate drill jigs, header-boards and other high tolerance, fixed tooling into a BoxJoint™ environment. The top plate of the unit is modified with a mounting pattern for attachment. An operator can set a HSHIMBOX™ into a tight-tolerance position within a few minutes.

Revolutionizing Manufacturing


Proven in the most demanding production environments in the world.

Material Options

Design to work interchangeably with standard, off-the-shelf tubes in either steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber.

"Lego" Concept

All BoxJoint™ elements can be reconfigured to absorb design changes or create endless tools. No more tooling boneyards, no more tooling storage costs.


Easily integrate electrical, mechanical, pneumatic systems such as LED lighting, air lines, controls, etc.

Light on your Budget

Faster to design, faster to build, easy to modify, reconfigurable - all translate to costs savings. One third party study proved 80% cost savings when compared to traditional tooling.

Short Lead Times

In stock, easy to assemble and calibrate.

Product Add-In's

Building on the foundation of HBOX, HFLAG, and HSHIMBOX, these Add-In’s have been designed to plug into BoxJoint™. 

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