6/6/2006

Vise-Attachable Fixture Plate

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

The MVP1482 is the first in a family of customizable vise fixtures. The product offers customizable workholding and repeatable setups while potentially increasing small- to medium-parts workflow, says Horse of Iron, Inc. The fixture plate takes advantage of a 6" machine vise by using the vise base and clamping mechanism—without requiring pins, fasteners or dialing-in. Using the product can be as simple as removing the moveable vise jaw, says the company. The plate replaces the moveable vise jaw and is locked into place by tightening the vise. Users can revert to a traditional vise without having to setup again. Switching to and from the fixture can be accomplished in as little as 3 minutes.

 

Specifications include stainless steel, precision-ground and hardened clamping pin; stainless steel hardware, reusability—the 2" thick fixture can be remachined for different jobs, 0.001" repeatability and the necessary rigidity for heavy machining of medium to large parts.

 

According to the company, the simplicity of the design means that low-cost vises can be used as a base for a flexible, readily-accessible pallet system. The company is currently developing variations of this fixture to accommodate a wider range of machine shop needs.

 

 

 

RELATED CONTENT

  • When To Use A Collet Chuck

    Don't assume the standard chuck is the right workholding for every lathe application.

  • Dispelling Small Machine Shop Myths

    Many job shops start in a garage with a used mill and a manual lathe. The owners of this Utah job shop took a different tack. Along the way to a very successful business, they've debunked a bunch of myths commonly held about job shops.

  • Holding Small Parts for Effective Machining on a CNC Router

    A non-woven porous material with a special coating enables vacuum chucks and tables to hold sheets of metal and other materials more effectively on CNC routing machines. The material, called Vilmill, is used as a substrate between the sheet or plate material to be machined and a suitable vacuum table or vacuum chuck where it is held securely in place by the vacuum.


Related Topics