Kurt Manufacturing - Industrial Products

9445 East River Road NW

Minneapolis , MN 55433 US

Kurt Manufacturing Co.


A Message from Kurt Manufacturing - Industrial Products

Kurt precision vises, workholding solutions, and gaging systems.

The Kurt line of vises includes high precision CNC vises, 5 axis vises, rotary table workholding, automated workholding, ToolBlox tombstones, zero-point workholding, custom workholding and fixtures.

Workholding Design Engineering For Your Machining Application

KURT Also specializes in Custom Workholding & Fixtures, Manual & Automatic Operation for VMC & HMC Designs.


Gaging production inspection systems for automotive, defense and medical applications.

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.  

Kurt's Precision Force Five-Axis Vises Feature Robot-Ready Design

Kurt's Precision Force Five-Axis Vises Feature Robot-Ready Design
IMTS Spark: Three new Precision Force five-axis vises feature robot-ready design and Kurt AngLock technology for maximum workholding strength and adaptability.

Kurt's Pyramid Workholding Platform Available in Vise Kits

Kurt's Pyramid Workholding Platform Available in Vise Kits
Kurt offers a pre-engineered set of kits for its Pyramid workholding platform accommodating 12 different vise models.

Kurt's VersatileLock Vises Serve as Lighter Tombstone Alternative

Kurt's VersatileLock Vises Serve as Lighter Tombstone Alternative
Kurt’s VersatileLock can be mounted back to back to operate as a tombstone on smaller horizontal machining centers with work envelope and weight limitations. 

Kurt motorized air vises.

Kurt Motorized Air Vises Improve Clamping Repeatability
Kurt motorized air vises are built to provide consistent preset clamping force and programmability of the vise opening.

Kurt's Pyramid Workholding Platform.

Kurt's Pyramid Workholding Platform Ideal for Nesting Five-Axis Vises
The Kurt Pyramid workholding platform is designed to attach three Kurt vises for five-axis machining multiple parts in one load.

Kurt Rotary Table Workholding System

Kurt's Rotary Table Workholding System Provides Three-Sided Workpiece Access
Kurt’s rotary table workholding system is designed using the company’s DX6 CrossOver hydraulic vise with a trunnion mounted onto a fourth-axis rotary table.

A part on a Nikken rotary table in a VMC

Shop Works to get the Most Out of Its Five-Axis Capabilities
Vertical machining centers with rotary tables helped this Indiana job shop set itself apart, but specific machine features and additional equipment have helped it use them more efficiently to grow its business.

Kurt DX4 CrossOver vise

Vise Designed for Precision in CNC, Toolroom Applications
IMTS 2018: Kurt’s DX4 CrossOver vise is designed for precision requirements of CNC production to toolroom applications.

Kurt Zero-Point Clamping System

Clamping System's Lock-Down Force Prevents Vibration
Kurt Manufacturing Co.’s pneumatic Zero-Point clamping system runs on existing shop air supply.

Kurt’s DoveLock master jaws

Reusable Master Jaws Reduce Setup Time
Kurt’s DoveLock master jaws are designed to be installed in replacement of standard cap screw jaws for quick-change capabilities. 

Kurt Motorized Air Vises

Motorized Air Vises Designed for Automated Machining Cells
Kurt’s line of motorized air vises utilizes air-powered motors to provide consistent preset clamping force and programmable vise opening.

Kurt DX4 CrossOver Vise

Reduced-Size Vise Provides Strong Clamping
Kurt has released the DX4 CrossOver Vise, a reduced size version of its DX6 CrossOver Vise.

Kurt Workholding KHU6 hydraulic unit

Hydraulic Workholding Enables Choice of Preferred Clamping Method
Kurt Workholding’s KHU6 hydraulic unit has both single- and double-acting capabilities, enabling the user to choose a preferred clamping method.

Kurt’s SeraLock Towers

Modular Towers Enable Mixing, Matching of Clamping Components
Kurt’s SeraLock Towers, along with its WedgeLock and MoveLock workholding modules, provide density, accuracy and flexibility to accommodate different part sizes and multiple parts.

NCSimul 3D graphics

The Value of Double-Checking Your Programs
Using simulation software to validate CNC programs for large, expensive precision parts helped one manufacturer reach a delicate balance of speed and accuracy.

a man using NCSimul software

Simulation Software Helps Shop See, Prevent Costly Errors
Kurt Manufacturing needed to validate CNC programs for large, expensive precision parts. NCSimul Machine simulation software from Spring Technologies saved setup time, reduced machining errors and produced accurate parts quickly. 

Small, low-profile screw-down clamps

Small, Screw-Down Clamp for Various Tables, Fixtures
The Kurt MiniLock is a small, low-profile screw-down clamp designed as a cost-effective, easy-to-use option for rigidly clamping components on machine tables, fixture plates, tombstones and trunnion fixtures.

Kurt DX6 CrossOver

Vises Designed for Precision CNC Production to Toolroom Applications
Westec 2017: Kurt will show its lineup of vises for five-axis, high-precision production machining, including its DX6 CrossOver vise.

Kurt Workholding CarvLock

Hydraulic Workholding Towers Offer as Many as 12 Clamping Stations
Kurt Workholding offers a complete line of high-density CarvLock workholding towers for precision machining with eight or 12 clamping stations in both manual and hydraulic models.

Kurt MaxLock HP

Self-Centering Vises Resist Jaw Deflection, Part Lift
Kurt’s MaxLock HP series of self-centering vises are designed for maximum five-axis workholding rigidity.

Product Categories of Kurt Manufacturing - Industrial Products

Angle & Sub Plates
Automated System & Cells for Assembly & Test
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Chucks, Special
Chucks, Vacuum
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
Data Collection Devices for Gaging, SPC, etc.
Fixturing Systems
Gages, Digital
Gages, Mechanical
Pedestal Type Fixtures & Tombstone Blocks
Probes, Electromechanical
Robots, Industrial
Statistical Data Collection & Analysis Software
Vises & Vise Jaws
Vision Systems
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Groove Lock
Hd & HDL Anglock Vises
Versatile Lock