Clamping is key to the process. Here we have used the technology from Techni-Grip which utilises two features:
- Pin & Hole
- This combination help users locate the part in a very precise way on the X-Y plane
- The dovetail cut
- The dovetail shape on the fixture produces a very interesting effect due ot the angle used
- Pull down effect: One of the clamping direction is towards the fixture, pushing the part against the rigid part of the clamping
- Centring effect: The lateral forces which the dovetail enables, centres the part on the fixture and provides high rigidity to the system
One of the biggest advantages besides simplicity and rigidity is that the raw material is easily accessible from all sides so all the features of a part can be easily accessed.