Machine Design

Fixturing systems

A workholding system intended for CNC machining centers has snap-on jaws and face-plates, a sealed design, and a smooth operating leadscrew. Overcoming the limitations of conventional fixturing, the System 5 Unit can be used for vertical and horizontal CNC machining centers. There are several available sizes, configurations, and accessories to apply the system in workholding applications. The company also offers a solid base to develop workholding systems. Named the Foundation, it can be installed on a VMC and provide a system of fixture holes for constructing and designing any fixturing setup. Since each fixture hole is bushed and taped, fixture designers are presented with no limitations.

Chick Workholding Solutions Inc., 500 Keystone Dr., Warrendale, PA 15086, (800) 332-4425.

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