Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Jig

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6596

\ jig\ n [perhaps fr. MF giguer to frolic, fr. gigue fiddle, of Gr origin; akin to OHGr gīga fiddle; akin to ON geiga to turn aside] (ca. 1560) (1) A device for positioning component parts while they are being assembled or otherwise worked on, or for holding tools. (2) A clamping device used to secure a bonded assembly until the adhesive has set. (3) A restraining frame into which freshly molded parts are placed to prevent their warping during annealing or final cooling. (Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary, 11th edn. Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, 2004; Whittington's dictionary of plastics. Carley, James F (ed). Technomic, 1993).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA