17-4 Stainless Steel 0.50″ Dovetail Fixture
Connects directly to System 3R 54mm pallets: MacroStd: 3R-651.7E-S / 3R-651.7E-XS and MacroHP: 3R-651.7E.P. Using the 3R pallet reduces downtime by allowing the machine operator to load workpieces on an alternate pallet in seconds.
Raptor Dovetail Fixtures are made to hold your part on four and five-axis CNC machines. The fixtures provide rigid clamping while exposing five faces of the workpiece. Most features can be completed in a single operation. Our unique Raptor Dovetail spring-loaded clamps require only 1/8″ of material to hold the workpiece. That means less waste, easier prep and no distortion. You prepare all your parts with a single dovetail and utilize the same fixture for every part. Easy, strong and efficient. See Key Dimension Drawing for details.
Patented Design. Patent US8,672,310 B2
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USE RAPTOR’S STAINLESS STEEL DOVETAIL FIXTURES
Our stainless steel fixtures and clamps are made from 17-4 stainless steel; Heat Treat: H-1150 / Rockwell Hardness Approximate 28.
Switch from a standard application to an EDM application in a single step: Simply substitute the clamping system socket head cap screws from alloy steel to stainless steel.
- Fixtures must be bolted down firmly to your Pallet or Table using the screws provided.
- Do not alter or replace any screw, spring or clamp with anything other than the exact item provided.
- Clamps must be tightened between 120 and 175 inch pounds of torque. DO NOT EXCEED 175 Inch Pounds.While for most applications tightening can be accomplished simply by using the T-Handle wrench provided, it is always recommended that a torque wrench be used until you establish the proper torque pressure for your application. Depending on the size of your workpiece and the material being cut you may need to adjust your clamping pressure. It is never recommended to under or over torque the clamps as this will lead to clamp or fixture failure.
- When machining your workpiece with the dovetail it is critical that you follow our sketches. Failure to do so may result in the workpiece coming loose and or damage to your fixture. Pay close attention to required sizes and radius requirements on the sketches.
- Failure to follow these instructions may result in injury or damage to your workpiece, tools, fixtures and/or machine.