New Vise system featured in MMS
5th Axis offers its Deuce vise system designed for low-profile workholding. The vise system blends the functionality of a single-station vise with a double-station vise, mounted on a common platform.
According to the company, the hardened steel construction provides maximum rigidity and clamping force. The compact size of the vise makes it ideal for direct mounting to tombstones on horizontal machines. When mounted to vertical machining centers, the design enables multiple units to be easily ganged together, potentially increasing throughput.
The vise is designed to work with multiple jaw styles. The system features hardened master jaws with serrated gripper teeth and 45-degree dovetails for clamping of a single, larger part. The fixed center section can be added quickly to transform the single station into a double-station vise, doubling capacity. A three-piece soft jaw set is also available which can be used in place of the master jaws for workpieces that vary in size and shape. The Deuce vise system is available in two sizes: the DV56 5″ × 6″ and DV510 5″ × 10″.
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100% ISO 9001, AS 9100 Scores
San Diego—January 2016—5th Axis® Inc. (www.fifth-axis.com) executives reported today that the facility was audited and received a 100 percent score on its ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 Recertification. 5th Axis specializes in 5-axis machining which indicates that the machines can move a part to any position at any angle. The robotic nature of 5-axis machining allows complete parts to be built in one machining cycle which greatly reduces labor costs and scrap. Parts with odd-angles and complex curved surfaces such as turbines and impellers can be built effortlessly with 5-axis precision technology.
The company’s latest equipment purchases include two GROB G350 horizontal 5 axis machines, currently operational at the company’s 21,000 square-foot headquarters. The machines are integrated with robotic automation which allows them to run “lights out,” overnight or even on weekends. This is one of the most rapid, precise 5-axis machines that exists.
The combination of the Grobs, Mikron, DMG and Hermle machines gives 5th Axis the finest 5-axis equipment in the world for small, medium and large parts. This cutting edge equipment combined with full automation is what sets 5th Axis apart from the pack and is fast becoming one of the most sophisticated machine shops in the country.
5th Axis is on the web at www.fifth-axis.com and by phone at 858-505-0432.
How It's Made Coverage
San Diego, CA ‐- October 27 — 5th Axis machine vises to be featured on the popular show How It’s Made on November 21st at 9 P.M. EST. Airing on Science Channel USA, How It’s Made explores how many of the everyday objects or products we seldom stop to think about are made. The show can be seen by millions of fans worldwide.
“We’ve spent the last 10 years years building 5th Axis into one of the premiere manufacturing facilities in the U.S. We are big fans of How It’s made – so being selected to appear on such a prestigious show is a huge milestone for our company and staff,” says 5th Axis founders Chris Taylor and Steve Grangetto. “
The focus of the episode will be the line of 5th Axis machine vises. A full 4 weeks of vise production was packed into a 4 minutes and 40 second segment. The crew from Productions MAJ spent a full day filming the production and manufacturing at the 5th Axis plant in San Diego.
About 5th Axis Workholding
5th Axis Workholding offers machine and pallet-specific bolt patterns to fit any 3, 4, or 5 axis machine. Custom design, engineering and manufacturing is available for custom fixtures tailored to specific needs.
100% ISO 13485 Score
San Diego—May 2016—5th Axis® Inc. (www.fifth-axis.com) executives reported today that the facility was audited and received a 100 percent score on its ISO 13485 certification. 5th Axis specializes in 5-axis machining which indicates that the machines can move a part to any position at any angle. The robotic nature of 5-axis machining allows complete parts to be built in one machining cycle which greatly reduces labor costs and scrap. Parts with odd-angles and complex curved surfaces such as turbines and impellers can be built effortlessly with 5-axis precision technology.