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10/16/2017

TriGrip Carbide Inserts Provide Secure Workholding

Originally titled 'Carbide Inserts Provide Secure Workholding'
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Fixtureworks’s TriGrip carbide gripper inserts are designed for ultra-low profile 0.14” (3.5 mm) clamping with no dovetail workpiece preparation and feature two rows of teeth at different angles with a five-degree taper. 

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Fixtureworks’s TriGrip carbide gripper inserts are designed for ultra-low profile 0.14” (3.5 mm) clamping with no dovetail workpiece preparation. These triangular grippers feature two rows of teeth at different angles with a five-degree taper to maximize the pull-down effect, divide the clamping force, absorb vibration and allow for high stability and secure workholding, the company says. 

According to the company, with only 3.5 mm of clamp surface needed to securely hold the workpiece, these workholding inserts are ideal for five-axis machining operations. These inserts combine a tough-coated cemented carbide with specialized teeth and triangular shapes that penetrate materials including steel, hardened steel/titanium (up to 50-54 HRC) and aluminum.

TriGrip workholding inserts offer advantages over traditional clamping systems including clamping stability, no need for pre-machining or dovetailing workpieces, vibration dampening and allowing for secure holding at lower clamping forces, resulting in a higher cutting rate and less waste of materials than traditional clamping systems, the company says.

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