5th Axis Inc.

7140 Engineer Road

San Diego , CA 92111 US


Company Profile

5th Axis workholding was created out of necessity by leading 5 axis machine shop, 5th Axis Inc. We found ourselves producing our own custom workholding and decided to make them available to the public. Designed by machinists for machinists, we manufacture the highest-quality 5 axis workholding fixtures on the market.

A Message from 5th Axis Inc.

5th Axis Automation Simplified (Watch Video)

5th Axis workholding automation - easy to mount, easy to use.

5th Axis - Workholding Evolved (Watch Video)

Introducing The Deuce™ - a double station vice that converts to a single station.

RockLock 96mm

The 5th Axis RockLock™ system can be integrated into all risers, pyramids, tombstones or virtually any of your fixturing needs.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

A metal part undergoes CNC operations on a Makino A500Z five-axis machining center.

Standardization Leans the Way to High-Mix Automation
An increasingly digitalized, lean manufacturing process begins with a common selection of cutting tools and five-axis machining fixtures.  

RL52 RockLock quick-change fixturing system

Fixturing System Promotes Accuracy in Locating, Locking
IMTS 2018: 5th Axis is displaying its RL52 RockLock quick-change fixturing system with 52-mm pull stud spacing.

five axis machine interior

Applying Automotive Machining Lessons to Aerospace
Although motorsports are a natural focus for a shop owned by a former NASCAR driver, five-axis machining and an emphasis on process planning have opened the door to new aerospace work.

5th Axis Deuce

Vise System Blends Single-, Double-Station Functionality
5th Axis offers its Deuce vise system designed for low-profile workholding.


CAM Software Helps Shop Gain Machining Efficiencies
VIDEO NOTE: Scroll to the bottom of the page for a behind-the-scenes look at 5th Axis, and hear Chris Taylor talk about how Hypermill software has helped his company.

5th Axis V75100 vise

Compact Vise Suits Smaller Four-, Five-Axis Mills
Designed to be the smallest self-centering vise in its line, the 5th Axis V75100 five-axis vise offers maximum rigidity and clamping force.

So What Do You Do Exactly?
Have you ever been in a situation in which you are trying to explain your day-to-day job to someone, and you get a glazed-over stare? When talking manufacturing, anything past the concept of an assembly line tends to lose your audience.

dovetail fixtures

Fixtures Dovetail with Five-Axis Automation
Along with an in-house-designed line of custom dovetail fixtures, machines with the right features for automation provide benefits for both this five-axis specialist and its customers.

Dovetail Fixtures Hold Small Stock
5th Axis Fixtures’ D-series dovetail fixtures are designed to hold stock as small as 0.06" (1.52 mm) and are compatible with 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC machines.

Product Categories of 5th Axis Inc.

Clamps & Fixturing Devices
Fixturing Systems
Pallet Changers - Manual
Pedestal Type Fixtures & Tombstone Blocks
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change
Vises & Vise Jaws
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Dental Fixture
Dovetail Cutter
Dovetail Fixture
Micro Dovetail
Roundbar Fixture