Video: Fifth-Axis Tombstone Workholding Solution

Watch an HMC perform five-axis machining using a tombstone that has multiple indexers installed.


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In this column, I asked to see interesting fixturing solutions that shops have developed to address common (or unique) workholding woes. I’ve received a few replies and will soon report on them. However, this calls to mind a nifty fifth-axis workholding solution for tombstones that KMECNC developed to speed machining while holding tight tolerances for billet RC helicopter engine components. It now offers its five-axis tombstone solution to other shops.

Read more about the device.

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