Raptor Workholding Products

901 N Lake St.
Burbank, CA 91502 US



American Made - Sold Worldwide!

Raptor was born out of necessity.

Created by manufactures for manufacturers.  We recognize the challenges that manufacturing facilities are faced with, particularly with workholding devices. That is why we created these innovative products. Spend your time making parts, not figuring out how to hold them!

GO LEAN!!  The RAPTOR product line is an INVESTMENT! The return on your investment is ten fold! Same time...save Money...increase productivity ... increase employee enthusiasm...increase customer satisfaction.

Our patented dovetail fixtures allow for unprecedented access and clearance to all five sides of a workpiece and is designed to hold the fixture rigidly in place.

Raptor is Adaptable. Our workholding products can fit any machine and any solution. We have a variety of fixtures, Nests, rails adapters and risers built to attach directly to the most popular CNC machines.  Our product line is modular in design and that is one of the reasons why our products are affordable.  Multiple Raptors can be mounted to tombstones, Nests and base plates.  

Our carbide dovetail cutters are available in variety of dovetails heights and diameters depending on your needs. Our dovetail cutters machine the flat on the dovetail edge of your workpiece in one pass. This prevents a sharp edge on the dovetail from pressing into the corner of the fixture.



A Message from Raptor Workholding Products

Workholding Trifecta is here!

Raptor has expanded its product line becoming the Workholding Trifecta for LEAN Manufacturing!

On your mark, get set, ready .... GO!!! We have a quick solution - Switch it up in under a minute!

Eliminate workholding break-down and set-up for larger applications.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Hitting the Zone with Five-Axis Machining
By investing in five-axis machining technology, Advance CNC Machining has done more than just add new capabilities to its roster. It has found a way to achieve something that most of us strive for: a way to work “in the zone.”

fifth-axis tombstone technology

Shop Favors Different Flavor of Five-Axis Technology
Campbell Engineering benefits from a new twist on the tombstone workholding concept, which enables one of its HMCs to perform 3+2 machining to reduce scrap while supporting the higher-volume needs of its medical customers.

Mitee-Bite, Te-Co Acquire Raptor Workholding
The three companies will continue to operate individually, though with a shared distribution network.

Raptor Workholding RWP-030SS fixture

Dovetail Fixture Enables Five-Sided Machining
Raptor Workholding’s RWP-030SS dovetail fixture is intended for milling applications on four- and five-axis CNC machines.

Raptor Mini Nest RWP-019-4X45T

Workholding Device Features Pyramid Base
Available from Raptor Workholding Products, the Mini Nest RWP-019-4X45T features a 45-degree pyramid base design to enable access to all machined areas of each workpiece.

Pedestal fixture

Get That Part off the Table
Vertical machining centers with simultaneous five-axis machining capability have become popular in recent years.

Fixture Holds Large Workpieces
Raptor Workholding Products’ RWP-006 dovetail workholding fixture is designed to hold large workpieces weighing as much as 80 lbs. 

RWP-001 dovetail fixture with blank workpiece.

Job Shop-Developed Dovetail Fixture Takes Wing
 Two aerospace job shops in California collaborated to produce a workholding fixture that allows any shop to set up a fully fixtured pallet dedicated to a five-axis job and then store the fixtured pallets for immediate use whenever the job repeats. 

Product Categories of Raptor Workholding Products

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

Trade Names

Dovetail Cutters
Dovetail Fixtures
Dovetail Holding Fixtures
Micro Dovetails