Dovetails provide equal in and down force, meaning your parts are held more stable than any other workholding method. Minimal torque is required. The dovetail is one of the oldest and strongest joints known to man kind. If you need compact workholding with high repeatability and the ultimate precision, then you need a dovetail fixture.
All 5th Axis products utilize a 45 degree dovetail angle.
Locating / Stop Pin For Accuracy.
A precision locating pin ensures the stock is centered in the fixture while ensuring the stock cannot be forced out of the fixture during machining. The locating pin also provides high repeatability for in process inspection / movement from machine to machine.
Fast, Simple Prep Operation.
Dovetailing a part is a quick, simple machining operation that prepares your stock for our dovetail fixtures / vises. A small time investment on the front ends equals unmatched holding power– and unmatched precision– for the rest of your manufacturing process.
Efficient Material Use.
Hold Any Material.
5th Axis Dovetails can hold the majority of materials on the market today, everything from fragile graphite to ultra-hard high temp alloys.