General / About
Where can I find info about 5th Axis Products?
Where are 5th Axis products made?
What if I need additional information?
you can call +1 858 505-0432 option #1 for additional information.
Are 2D drawings and 3D solidmodels available?
What is the Rocklock system?
What is the repeatability of Rocklock?
What is considered Top Tooling?
Top tooling includes all of our dovetail fixtures, collet fixtures, and vises.
What is a Dovetail Fixture?
What is Vise?
We offer 4 kinds of self-centering vises: V75100X, V552 / V552M, V562 / V562M, V6105/V6105M. We also offer 3 versions of double station fixed jaw vises: DV75150X / DV56 / DV510
What is the Double Vise?
The double vises are built for 3-axis machining centers. They can hold two work pieces and each jaw has independent movement. These vises are fixed jaw vises *not self-centering*.
What is hardness of the Vise body?
What is the hardness of the standard hard jaw?
What is the repeatability of the Vise?
What is a Collet Fixture?
The R96-CER40 fixture allows secure holding of round parts with RockLock system.
What is a Master Pallet?
What is a Poka Yoke?
Poka Yoke is a Japanese term for mistake-proof. We offer Poka Yoke pull studs to prevent operators from misloading vises and fixtures.
What dovetail angle is used with 5th Axis Products?
All 5th Axis products utilize a 45 degree dovetail.
What is a Master Jaw?
What is a soft / machinable Jaw?
Can I use other tooling with Rocklock plates? (compatibility)
Yes, the pull studs can be machined directly into your existing fixturing. Subplates can be fabricated to adapt your existing tooling to the RockLock system.
Finding the Right Product
Finding the right Rocklock Plates
Finding the appropriate RockLock plates depends on getting the right table drawing for your machine. From your machine table drawing, we can determine whether your machine would have direct fit or modification to our standard products. The mounting information for our standard product can be found in our catalog. If you cannot figure out the mounting information, please contact workholding@5thAxis.com
Finding the right Top Tooling
*Note that all of our top tooling has 3D STEP file on the download page. It allows you to simulate for interference.