Posted December 21, 2016

Fixtureworks TriGrip carbide gripper inserts

Fixtureworks, a supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool and material handling products, has introduced its lineup of ultra-low profile TriGrip carbide gripper inserts and TriMax vises.

Fixtureworks TriGripTriGrip carbide gripper inserts are designed for ultra-low profile 0.14 in.

(3.5 mm) clamping with no dovetail workpiece preparation. These patented triangular grippers feature two rows of teeth at different angles with a 5 degree taper to maximize the pull-down effect, divide the clamping force, absorb vibration and allow for high stability and secure workholding. Already integrated with the TriMax line of vises, the TriGrip inserts are ideal for upgrading existing vise jaws and more.

With only 3.5mm of clamp surface needed to securely hold the workpiece, TriGrip workholding inserts are ideal for 5-axis machining operations. These durable inserts combine a tough-coated cemented carbide with specialized teeth and triangular shapes that penetrate materials including steel, hardened steel/titanium (up to 50-54 HRC) and aluminum.

TriGrip workholding inserts offer advantages over traditional clamping systems including exceptional clamping stability, no need for pre-machining or dovetailing workpieces, vibration dampening and allowing for very secure holding at lower clamping forces. This results in a higher cutting rate and less waste of materials than traditional clamping systems.

TriMax production vises help maximize a machine’s potential with multiple part clamping, quick change components and easy adjustment. The series of vises includes:

The TriMax G vise is designed for high precision 5-axis machine milling operations and can hold workpieces up to 7.87 in. (200 mm) in length. The vise allows for machining on five sides with just one clamping operation to provide dimensional stability, rigidity and durability for maximum cutting force and long life. TriMax G vises deliver up to 8,900 lb. of clamping force.