5th Axis Inc.

7140 Engineer Road

San Diego , CA 92111 US


RockLock 96mm

The 5th Axis RockLock™ system can be integrated into all risers, pyramids, tombstones or virtually any of your fixturing needs.
Its endless applications are limited only by one’s imagination.

A Message from 5th Axis Inc.

Company Profile

5th Axis workholding was created out of necessity by leading 5 axis machine shop, 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.

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